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Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your body makes.It helps increase the effectiveness of contractions.Drs can add a pit to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make.Distressed babies need to be delivered asap.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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