by Angelique Serrano, Oct. 5, 2021

“Relaxin is a hormone, belonging to the superfamily of insulin, that is made in both men and women. It affects the connective tissue component of the body,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board-certified in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, tells Romper. “Relaxin can act as a growth factor and it aids in metabolism regulation. Relaxin has effects on brain and pituitary gland function and it assists in the retention of fluid balance.”

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