Feel like the world’s become friendlier or that you’re a better version of yourself? It’s not uncommon to feel more in touch with your emotions once you find out you’re expecting, and you might feel like you relate to others better. This may be thanks to the hormone oxytocin which promotes a desire to connect with others. Oxytocin is important for bonding with your baby, and it can make you more open to better relationships with others too. “It creates a feeling of love,” says Pradnya.