A 31-year-old female asked:
do you have to have pitocin (oxytocin) when you have prolonged labor? i would like to try avoid chemical inductions due to risk of afe, i am terrified
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Whiting answered
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very Very Rare...: Fortunately, Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) is very rare. Most Ob/Gyns practice their entire career without seeing a single case. Oxytocin is recommended for many reasons including prolonged labor. Best wishes!
Answered on Oct 12, 2015
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