CYTOTEK NEWS STORY THIS IS SCARY

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synesthesia1821 - October 9

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synesthesia1821 - October 9

put a . between wsmv and com. i checked to make sure that this works. watch this ladies. i was shocked, and while this probably has a low occurence of happening, and most women have had safe inductionsand labors and their babies turned out perfectly happy, that small risk is A FATAL ONE. I refuse to take that risk. just watch it.

 

jennifer_33106 - October 9

Every drug has some potential to be harmful BUT the main difference is that this is not a pregnancy induction pill and has never been studied as one. Thanks for posting this! Is good to be informed!

 

countrymom - October 11

Very scary. Thanks for posting. The side effects are the sole reason why I am such a stauch proponent of natural childbrith.And yet so many women are so much about "give me drugs" and sadly many of them are uninformed about the potential for serious complications. It's just not worth the risk to me.

 

January - October 11

I agree countrymom. There are also MANY infant deaths related to the use of Pitocin.. yet this IS FDA approved...

 

January - October 11

Risks of Pitocin.. just ONE of the many articles online.. In one day's time I received two calls asking about the relationship between the administration of pitocin and neurologically compromised infants at birth and my intuitive antennas went off. Pitocin is a synthetic version of oxytocin the naturally produced hormone in the laboring woman. It is preferably administered through IV. As with all drugs, it does not come without its side effects, the most common being increased blood pressure in both the mother and child. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics agrees that no drug has been tested as safe for the baby in utero. Pitocin is used for either labor induction or labor enhancement (what an inappropriate use of that term!) The use of pitocin does not, however, duplicate the natural progression of labor. Pit induced labors have longer, harder and more painful uterine contractions. Additional reported risks of induction are: For the mother: Higher rate of complicated labors and deliveries, greater need for a___lgesics and anesthetics, postpartum hemorrhage and a higher rate of placental rupture and separation life-threatening to both the mother and baby. For the baby: Induction causes fetal distress, a higher rate of jaundice, a greater chance of a prematurity, low apgar scores at 5 minutes, permanent central nervous system or brain damage and fetal death. 1 In either induced or enhanced use of pitocin, the blood supply (and therefore the oxygen source) to the uterus is greatly reduced. With naturally paced contractions, there is a time interval between contractions allowing for the baby to be fully oxygenated before the next contraction. In induced or stimulated labor, the contractions are closer together and last for a longer time thus shortening the interval where the baby receives its oxygen supply. Reduced oxygen could have life-long consequences on the baby's brain. It is the belief (not necessarily the practice) in the medical profession that induction should occur when the risk of continuing pregnancy presents a threat to the life of the mother or baby. These situations include: some severe diabetics, kidney disease, severe preclampsia, severe high blood pressure, kidney disease, and an overdue pregnancy where a danger to the fetus has been proven. If induction were carried out only when these conditions were present, at most, an estimate of 3% of births would be induced. 2 In reality though, due date paranoia remains the most common reason for induction and the consequent use of pitocin. Surprisingly, studies on the due date calculations revealed frightening evidence. Firstly, the due date varies significantly between first time pregnancies and subsequent pregnancies. 3 Also, maternal race has been shown to be a determining factor in gestation time. 4 Another variable to the accuracy of the due date is the recent dependence of ultrasound as a reliable criteria for infant size and gestational age. First trimester measurements have an error bar of ± 5 days, increasing to ± 8 days in the second trimester and are as high as ± 25 days in the third trimester! 5 Bigger fetuses are a__sumed to be older and in studies where the ovulation date was known 70% of women who were cla__sified as postdates were incorrectly dated. 6 Furthermore, studies on induction have shown that 30% of fetuses testing normal developed fetal distress when labor was electively induced and the cesarean rate was 15% verses 2% for spontaneous labor. 7 Using pitocin to enhance labor leads to an increase in epidurals, and therefore obstetric intervention during birth adding additional risks to both the mother and baby. (See ICPA Newsletter Jan/Feb, 1999). And finally, a controlled randomized study showed that the use of pitocin to stimulate labor was not as productive for the progression of labor as allowing mothers to change positions during labor by walking, sitting or standing. 8 Giving the mother back control of her body

 

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