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Why you should care about relaxation... Pregnant or Not

I have been thinking a lot about the importance of relaxation lately, especially since I just started my maternity leave this week.  I am writing this blog entry for the simple purpose that I DO find it relaxing to write! ;)  Relaxation is something that most of us don't think much about doing in our busy lives or just brush off as a secondary component to being healthy. All the books I have been reading about natural birth, health talks I have listened to recently , midwives I have chatted with, tend to say the same things about it. DO NOT underestimate the power of relaxation. 

One of the books I chose to read to prepare me for my third birth is called "The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love, and Healing" This book's information was exactly what I was looking for as to WHY relaxation is so important for our bodies on a physiological level. Whether or not we are pregnant, birthing, or non-pregnant, for our bodies to function properly, relaxation is ke…