Looking to have "The Talk" with your kids? This handy cheat sheet highlights the major players, you get to describe what they do! Download a printable copy here for personal or educational use. Good luck!
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Birth is an incredible process directed by hormones and carried out by your organs. Typically, childbirth is kicked off by stress -- at the end of gestation, baby is running out of room and wants to get out. Corticotropin-releasing hormones and cortisol from baby's adrenal glands send an evacuation notice to mom's body: "GET ME OUTTA HERE!" The cortisol then pumps up estriol, a type of estrogen present during pregnancy. Estriol slows down progesterone made by placenta and helps co-ordinate uterine contractions. As estrogen starts contractions, the uterus makes prostaglandins, which also force progesterone levels down. Prostaglandins also make you poop and, along with the hormone relaxin (yes, this is a real, actual hormone name) from the ovaries, get the cervix to soften and dilate to let baby through to the vaginal canal. And that's just the beginning!
Hard to believe it, but Viagra turns 19 today! The erectile drug gained FDA approval in 1998, and flaccid penises everywhere have never been the same. Originally developed as a heart drug, its famous penis-stiffening side-effect was seen for the money-maker it turned out to be. Oddly, the drug has the opposite effect on the heart -- the drug makes calcified heart chambers more elastic. Our Testicle offers his giant Viagra a giant birthday hug!