Michael Odent, MD on the evolution of oxytocin in birth:
“It is pure evolution in action: when we do not use certain functions of our physiology, the “message” to our always-changing bodymind system — a message that becomes passed down to future generations through changes in DNA expression — is, “That function is no longer needed.”
I’ve heard rumblings about this unfortunate evolution for some time, but Odent’s explanation crystalizes the concept. As more and more women are giving birth with IV Pitocin to initiate and strengthen their labor contractions, women’s bodies are losing the ability to do these tasks on their own. Odent emphasizes that this is a trend being examined on the population level, not the individual one. Read here if you’re up for a spooky story.