Corticotropin Releasing Hormone and the Postpartum Woman

By |November 28th, 2014|

Corticotrophin-releasing hormone is originally produced by the hypothalamus and controls the function of the pituitary-adrenal axis in response to stress by triggering the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol.1 CRH is also expressed abundantly by the human placenta and is present in high concentrations in maternal and fetal plasma during late pregnancy.2 After birth, […]