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Safe Oxytocin 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxytocin is released when the head of baby compresses on cervix of uterus during labor? So can oxytocin release when a tumor compress on uterus?
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
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
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 ?
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
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