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.
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.
No evidence of this. 1970 was the first year I learned to use Pitocin (oxytocin) to induce or augment labor. No study has shown a causal relationship between intrapartum Pitocin (oxytocin) & autism. Several studies since about 2003 have shown that intranasal (inhaled) oxytoxin improves social function in people with autism. Http://childstudycenter. Yale. Edu/autism/research/brain-imaging. Aspx is the ongoing study at yale child study center.
Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?
Pitocin (oxytocin) Pitocin (oxytocin) 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.
Why can a labour induction by a pitocin (oxytocin) drip cause a subarachnoid hemmorhage? How is that possible? What mechanisms lead to that?
Hypertension. Subarachnoid hemorrhage usually occurs from increased blood pressure or trauma. Pitocin (oxytocin) is known to increase blood pressure, sometimes, as an undesired side effect. It is possible this is the mechanism.
Helps. Pitocin (oxytocin) is given during labor to increase the frequency and strenght of the contractions. If a patients contractions are not adeequate to cause further dilation, Pitocin (oxytocin) can be given.
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
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!
Trust your doctors. Hospitals typically have policies on when and how to administer oxytocin (pitocin). These policies are based on scientific evidence and include avoiding harm to mother and the baby. Make sure the hospital, where you want to have your baby, does indeed have such a policy and have that policy explain to you by a doctor or your nurse, who takes care of you during your labor.
Labor. Stripping membranes or rupturing membranes are two ways.
Requested no pitocin (oxytocin) be used during labor. Rn says they'd give it after birth. Is it common to be given pitocin (oxytocin) after delivery? Why is this necessary?
Prevents death. Bleeding after delivery (post partum hemorrhage) throughout human history is one if the leading causes of death in women. Fortunately in first world countries this has been greatly reduced by giving Pitocin (oxytocin) after delivery of the placenta. This is a well proven intervention that saves lives. Be careful deciding to deviate from the standard of care based on myths you may have read on the internet.
Yes, it is. Standard, the most common source of bleeding after delivery occurs when your uterus does not contact and you bleed heavily where the placenta was implanted. The goal is to prevent hemorrhage, it is safe and commonly used. Good luck.
If I had a bad reaction to pitocin (oxytocin) for inducing labor will I have a similar reaction to cytotec I've been told to take before a dnc for a miscarriage?
Not related. Cytotec has potential side effects but it is not similar to pitocin (oxytocin).
No. Oxytocin (pitocin) has nothing to do with Misoprostol (cytotec). Reaction to the one does not predict reaction to the other drug. Tell your doctor and anesthesiologist of all past drug reactions. I am sorry for your loss.
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.