Don’t let cancer get the breast of you! Do your best to check your breasts, no one knows them better than you. 🎀   

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our Breast Exam Ever print. Available as a tote bag and more in our print-on-demand store.

Relaxin is a polypeptide hormone released by the corpus luteum (ovary), uterus, placenta and mammary gland. It plays an important role in pregnancy and childbirth, but there's still much mystery around the function of this multi-tasking hormone. Some of what we do know is that relaxin prevents uterine contractions early in pregnancy to avoid premature childbirth. During childbirth, it helps the cervix dilate and the vagina to soften and widen. In blood circulation, levels of relaxin rise after ovulation and lower again if pregnancy does not occur.  

Relaxin has also been discovered in men, although its function is even more unclear in men. Secreted by the prostate, it is found in semen. It is thought to assist the movement of sperm cells in the semen.

Recent findings show that relaxin also decreases tissue fibrosis in the heart, lungs, kidney and liver. It supports the growth of new blood vessels, helps heal wounds and is anti-inflammatory. Even though researchers are still figuring out what exactly it does, relaxin seems to be a pivotal hormone in various systems of the body, aside from just reproductive. Cool!

Now you can get 10-packs of Vadge of Honor Buttons and Love My Boobs Buttons! More boobs, more vaginas, more love to spread around!

MAMMARYCELLPHONEBy now I'm sure you've heard the ruckus about the girl who got cancer by keeping her phone in her bra. There's also health advice telling you to steer away from processed meats; and maybe you've even noticed the tags on holiday lights or other electronics, warning you to wash your hands after handling, because they can cause cancer. Does this freak you out? Beyond that, if you were told that your smartphone does cause cancer, or that other things you normally eat and use on a daily basis can destroy your health, would you even stop using/eating them? Please share your thoughts in a comment below!