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Dr. Kenneth Stoller
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Oxytocin (Definition)

Brings on or strengthens labor contractions during childbirth. Also used to ...Read more


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Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Depends on cervix: Before induction your current cervical exam is used as a determinant for which mode of induction. Cervidil is most likely used when the cervix is less soft, dilated, and effaced (thinned out), and more posterior, as it increases prostaglandins release to stimulate dilation, thinning and softening. Those who are already dilated and effaced benefit more from pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to induce labor?

Are there natural ways to induce labor?

Yes: Nipple stimulation is one way. It can cause powerful contractions so it is not something you should do without talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) 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

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Any natural approaches to menopause?

Yes: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes: http://www.Cascadewomenshealth.Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.Pdf. ...Read more

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Are there safe ways to naturally induce labor?

Nature or not: Induction of labor is recommended when a pregnancy needs to be delivered for medical reasons. Providers use medications soften the cervix and contractions to start. All methods have risks, and "natural" methods can be just as risky as medication unless you are being monitored by your physician. If you are concerned and you need induction, talk to your doctor about what your options are. ...Read more

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What some natural aphrodisiacs?

What some natural aphrodisiacs?

Despite...: ...their popular portrayal, foods such as chocolate, oysters, & yams do not have measurable effect on people's sex drives, according to new findings published in the journal "Sexual Medicine Reviews." See my following answer for natural substances that however show promise. ...Read more

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How to boost progesterone naturally?

How to boost progesterone naturally?

Progesterone: Do you know your progesterone level is low? Why do you think you need to boost it? A visit to your doctor will sort this out for you. ...Read more

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How are estrogen & progesterone produced naturally?

By the follicle: An amazing dance of hormones coordinates the reproductive system. One of the thousands of egg sacs that are in the ovary matures each month during the reproductive years. During the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, the follicle releases estradiol, a potent estrogen. After releasing its egg, the follicle becomes a corpus luteum and makes Progesterone instead. ...Read more

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Menopause relief naturally?

Menopause relief naturally?

Options: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...Read more

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Any natural ways to make contractions regular 6cm 60% effaced -2 already?

Any natural ways to make contractions regular 6cm 60% effaced -2 already?

Oxytosin...: There is evidence that nipple stimulation increases oxytosin release..... The drug version is pitocin (oxytocin)...... That is how pregnancy augmentation is managed. However, if the baby is not having problems it is probably ok to wait. The best suggestion however, is to call your OB doctor. ...Read more

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Acog released study re some adverse outcomes of use of pitocin (oxytocin) in labour augmentation. How worrisome is this for those of us who had pitocin (oxytocin) used?

Acog released study re some adverse outcomes of use of pitocin (oxytocin) in labour augmentation. How worrisome is this for those of us who had pitocin (oxytocin) used?

Pitocin (oxytocin) 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 (oxytocin) properly ( not too many) in those cases it can cause problems, Pitocin (oxytocin) has saved many of my pts from c-section have done 5000+delivery. ...Read more

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Can natural progesterone raise LH surge?

No but: Progesterone supplementation will not raise an lh surge, though estrogen supplementation can. Progesterone should never be taken before ovulation if you are trying to get pregnant since it may harm ovulation and/or implantation. ...Read more

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Can pitocin (oxytocin) produce a bad reaction?

Can pitocin (oxytocin) produce a bad reaction?

Generally safe: Pitocin (oxytocin) can make you contract too much. To prevent this, usually it is started at a low dose and increased slowly until the contractions are close enough together to open the cervix. Not everyone needs Pitocin (oxytocin) in labor. It is used when the contractions a woman is having on her own are not opening the cervix. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to help induce labor if im 90% thinned out?

Babies come when: They are ready. Doctors can induce labor when there is a medical indication. ...Read more

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Is abortion like natural birth?

Is abortion like natural birth?

No: There r some obvious differences. In abortion you r expelling out fetus prematurely whereas in child birth it's a baby coming out. Since the size of both differ ( fetus not alive and much smaller than baby) the whole process and experience is different. ...Read more

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What are some natural abortion methods?

Bad idea. : Please do yourself a favor and find a reputable clinic or doctor to provide your termination care. See http://www.Prochoice.Org or http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org or if you are outside the usa, http://www.Womenonweb.Org. ...Read more

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What is natural & artificially flavored?

What is natural & artificially flavored?

Natural comes from: Fruit, vegetables, etc. That nature makes for us. Artificial is human made, typically chemicals. So, butter is natural and margarine is artificial. I'd rather trust a cow than a chemist. Natural is safer but just because something is natural doesn't mean it's always good for us. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pitocin (Definition)

Pitocin is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's ...Read more