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Dr. Kenneth Stoller
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Oxytocin (Overview)

Brings on or strengthens labor contractions during childbirth. Also used to control bleeding after childbirth.


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What does oxytocin do?

What does oxytocin do?

It is used to: Induce or stimulate labor in the hospital by a specific protocol by a contolled IV pump. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Stoller
219 doctors shared insights

Oxytocin (Overview)

Brings on or strengthens labor contractions during childbirth. Also used to control bleeding after childbirth.


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What is an oxytocin challenge test?

What is an oxytocin challenge test?

Fetal statuss check: A oxytocin challenge test(oct) involves giving a pregnant mother the drug to stimulate at least 3 contractions in a 10 minute interval to check whether the fetal heart rate accelerates(reassuring) or declines. It allows the OB md to check on the fetal status especially when there are concerns about the baby's wellbeing. ...Read more

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Why, when gals don' feel 'cuddly', or can't stand being in the room w/ their baby (as on the doctors tv show) are they not prescribed oxytocin? Ali

Why, when gals don' feel 'cuddly', or can't stand being  in the room w/ their baby (as on the doctors tv show) are they not prescribed oxytocin? Ali

Good thought: Synthetic oxytocin, pitocin, is only used intravenously to help with labor. The new mom should be making plenty of her own oxytocin. Being a new mom, and not getting enough sleep, can make it difficult to bond with a baby at first. This will come with time. If her feelings are intense, and do not improve, she should be seen by her doctor to see if she has postpartum depression. ...Read more

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Oxytocin use in office setting ok?

Oxytocin use in office setting ok?

Oxytocin: Oxytocin is a powerful hormone. When we hug or kiss a loved one, oxytocin levels drive up. It also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. In fact, the hormone plays a huge role in pair bonding. Prairie voles, one of nature's most monogamous species, produce oxytocin in spades. This hormone is also greatly stimulated during sex, birth, breast feeding, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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Ergometrime n oxytocine used together for postpasturm bleeding. But oxytocin causes vasodilation while erg. Cause vasoconstrict?So how they work?

Muscle contraction: The uterus is a remarkable organ. After stretching to an incredible size (from normal), it then contractss or tightens upon itself to close the large blood vessels developed during pregnancy to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. Oxytocin stimulates and enhances this contractile activity ergotamine also causes uterine contractions as well as blood vessel constriction, reducing bleeding. ...Read more

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Does oxytocin work for treatment of stalled labor?

Yes: Yes, if there are not any pelvic obstructions or fetal status problems. It is also known as Pitocin (oxytocin) in synthetic form. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take oxytocin in labor?

Is it safe to take oxytocin in labor?

Usually: Oxitocin is often needed to supplement the natural oxitocin your body makes when you need to make more progress in labor.Once your water breaks, the longer labor takes the more chance germs have to ascend & infect baby & mom. Administration requires close monitoring & can be stopped if signs of fetal distress are noted. Un-monitored use can lead to tragic outcomes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of oxytocin if given to female as buccal pitocin?

What are the side effects of oxytocin if given to female as buccal pitocin?

Who uses buccal pit?: The discussion of the risks and proper use of pitotcin is a long one. Suffice it to say the use of buccal pitotcin to induce/augment labor involves all the usual risks of pitotcin in addition to the fact that buccal pitotcin is absorbed and dispersed in a less controlled fashion than iv. I am curious where and when buccal pitotcin is being used. ...Read more

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How many women have side effects from oxytocin in labor?

How many women have side effects from oxytocin in labor?

Extremely rare: Obstetericians are generally very skilled in using oxytocin, and its effects are very closely monitored in labor. In competent hands, it has been an effective and safe med for almost 60 years -- but overly augmenting labor contractions without a ripe cervix can result in failed deliveries, c-sections, and worse. ...Read more

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What does oxytocin do?

It is used to: Induce or stimulate labor in the hospital by a specific protocol by a contolled IV pump. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pitocin (Definition)

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