Cesareans and Oxytocinby
moms may make up for it ( it being the release of oxytocin ) later with normal cuddling and hugging... with short maternity leave? Shouldn't doctors explain the role of oxytocin during the birth process...
Also, to address the beginning question you had, indeed women can be healthy without HRT. I'm guessing that you are most concerned about osteoporosis. Again, I recommend natural progesterone cream as well as weight bearing