Labor induction
Posted by Desert Fox on Fri, 08/13/2004 - 9:45am.
Probably your mom doesn't/didn't produce oxytocin, the hormone that makes the uterus contract during labor. It's not that uncommon. My mom had to be induced for my sister and I both. I was finally born a month after my due date. By the time my sister was born two years later, they'd only let a woman go two weeks after her due date before inducing, so my mom was a little luckier that time. Of course, my sister was supposed to be a brother, but that's a whole 'nother story.

My mom is a twin, but she and her twin brother hardly even looked like siblings. My mom is about 5'8" with dark, straight hair, and her twin brother was 6'4" with blond, curly hair.

That twins and lack of oxytocin production are both genetic are two of approximately three zillion reasons that I have no intention of reproducing.


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