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A healthy 32-year-old woman at 35 weeks' gestation ...

Birth canal reflex

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Stretch or dilation of the cervix and vagina are strong stimuli for oxytocin secretion, mediated by neural pathways called the Ferguson reflex.

Article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/ferguson-reflex