Oxytocin or relaxin -which helps in perturition ?

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Please find below the solution of your asked query:
  • Oxytocin hormone-
    • It is involved in the process of parturition.
    • Parturition is the process of giving birth to a baby as the development of the foetus gets completed in the mother’s womb. 
    • Oxytocin leads to the contraction of smooth muscles of myometrium of the uterus, which directs the full term foetus towards the birth canal.
  • Relaxin hormone-
    • It is secreted by ovary and is very essential for pregnancy.
    • This hormone is responsible for the contraction and relaxation of pelvic and cervical muscles that helps during child birth.
Therefore, both the hormones help in Parturition.

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