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Inducing Labor Pitocin
If i had a bad reaction to pitocin for inducing labor will I have a similar reaction to cytotec i've been told to take before a dnc for a miscarriage ?
Do you have to have pitocin when you have prolonged labor? i would like to try avoid chemical inductions due to risk of AFE, I am terrified
Labor: Stripping membranes or rupturing membranes are two ways. ...Read more
Can the drug pitocin - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?
Pitocin: Pitocin 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. ...Read more
Requested no pitocin be used during labor. Rn says they'd give it after birth.Is it common to be given pitocin after delivery? Why is this necessary?
Pitocin: Pitocin is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement 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. ...Read more
Not proven: There is one study that proposes, at the molecular level that an excess of oxytocin during birth could cross the infants blood brain barrier in sheep and mice. This was published almost 10 years ago, and as far as i know there has been nothing further. On the other hand there are some studies that are proposing the use of oxytocin to aid in repetitive behaviors seen in the autistic spectrum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acog released study re some adverse outcomes of use of pitocin in labour augmentation. How worrisome is this for those of us who had pitocin used?
Pitocin has been : Used for years and continues to be used if it is used properly it is very safe I use it on almost all of my inductions and to augment labor without inducing and augmenting my patients many could have ended up with problems, some doctors abuse and do not use Pitocin properly ( not too many) in those cases it can cause problems, Pitocin has saved many of my pts from c-section have done 5000+delivery. ...Read more
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