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1

Name the hormone only produced during pregnancy?

HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN
(hCG)

2

If mom does not receive enough of this hormone in the first two months of gestation before the placenta takes over, a miscarriage will occur?

HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN
(hCG)

3

Which hormone promotes growth of uterine mm and blood supply?
Also increases water retention, adipose tissue, skin darkening.

ESTROGEN

4

Estrogen works in tandem with _____________ to initiate labour.

OXYTOCIN

5

Name the hormone which relaxes uterus, walls of BV, walls of stomach, can increase constipation, and softens ligaments (with relaxin)?

PROGESTERONE

6

Late in a pregnancy, progesterone decreases, allowing what to take place?

CONTRACTIONS

7

Which hormone produced by the ovaries, relaxes and softens ligaments, cartilage, and the cervix?

RELAXIN

8

Which hormone allows for stretch of tissues during pregnancy, and facilitates opening of pelvic joints during labour and delivery?

RELAXIN

9

Which hormone stimulates uterine contractions? (triggers/promotes labour)

OXYTOCIN

10

Oxytocin is produced by the ___________ glands.

PITUITARY GLANDS

11

Name the hormone responsible for the "let down" feeling during breast feeding?

OXYTOCIN

12

The hormone ___________ creates a feeling of calmness and well-being.

OXYTOCIN