why oxitoxin is called birth hormone?

Oxytocin helps in the contraction of the smooth muscles of the uterus during child birth, and milk ejection from mammary glands after child birth. there fore it is called as birth hormone. 

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Oxytocin is best known for its roles in female reproduction. It is released in large amounts 1) after distension of the  and  during labor, and 2) after stimulation of the Nipple, facilitating Childbirth andBreastfeeding. Recent studies have begun to investigate oxytocin's role in various behaviors, including, social recognition,/Anxiety, and maternal behaviors. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the "love hormone" or "Birth Hormone".

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