Q: Someone told me if you massage your breasts during labour your contractions will come stronger and faster. Is this true?
A: Tina says: Nipple stimulation during labour will cause a stronger release of the hormone oxytocin. This is the hormone that causes the uterus to contract and is also responsible for the let-down reflex mothers have during breastfeeding. So yes, labour may be stronger if you stimulate your nipples.