Thought I would share this with everyone...
Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:18 PM
The Truth About Pitocin
I know for me it confirms my opinion that the doctor used WAY too much on me with the twins. (He had it upped every 15 mins, never stopped long enough to see how I reacted.) It will be nice to be army with this information for next time. KWIM.
Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:53 AM
Thanks for the info though Amy!!!
Posted 29 June 2006 - 01:07 PM
Thanks Amy... I emailed the article to some other smaller surrogacy groups.
I just cringed and shivered when I read the article. Never approved for labor??!!!! WoW!!
I am so very grateful to have all my labors start up naturally and progress just fine ~~ at home!!!
Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:07 PM
Now after reading that I think I know why!!! :bitelip:/>
I certainly do not advise anyone to be induced in that way...o course things can ALWAYS be different but why risk it. :dontknowsmilie:/>
btw...my second was so much better...we did a scheduled c and I was back to normal within two weeks! :bliss:/> took me MONTHS to recover from the first one...months :theeye:/>
PS...once you figure out how to use these smilies they are FUN! :banana:/>
Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:15 PM
I have gotten it for after birth bleeding every birth since and it is okay for that...well right up there with the nurses pushing on my belly....better than bleeding out ...
Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:30 AM
Posted 22 December 2009 - 03:35 PM
Hey guys, just to add my experience.... I know this was posted in 2006, sorry, just adding my thoughts :
I did pit with my son (#2) and had no problems. In fact, my OB used it before and after delivery (to help w/ placenta expel). I did get an epidural, so that helped I'm sure; I got an epidural with my daughter as well. They upped mine a little bit every 15 minutes, and my delivery STILL took 10 hrs or so. (I'm just one of those women!) It wasn't difficult and it felt like my non-pit delivery.
I guess, make sure it's being given to you correctly, and don't feel bad about asking your nurses/doctors questions. That's what they are there for, especially the nurses.
As well, keep in mind that ALL drugs have risks. If they don't have side effects, they likely don't work. There are also a LOT of medications that are used for things other than intended. This is often a good thing. (Like viagra! :P/> heh!) Some get approved for that use, and others do not.... sometimes it's because the manufacturer doesn't seek it. Sometimes the FDA doesn't give it. Approval isn't as easy as filing a form...if it was, drugs would be a LOT cheaper! :P/>
Good luck ladies.
Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:57 PM
Anyway, I went back and checked on times and so on. I delivered Jackson at North Central and was admitted at 7:30 on a Tuesday. By the time I got the room and paper work out of the way, it was 9:45 before the pitocin was administered. I wrote this the day after: They started the pit at 6; but nothing was happening, so they upped it every few minutes until they had it at 20. By 11:00 it was at 20, and at 11:30 I had my first contraction. At that point I got out of bed, used the bathroom and then just stood next to the bed holding onto the IV pole and to Terry as wave after wave of contractions hit. As it is, in normal labour I double and triple peak, and I was doing the same here, but the intensity was just much worse. Terry said he thought to himself, “Ok, this is not her normal labour.” At one point I was almost crying, it hurt so badly; something I have never done before. I never screamed though, or according to him or my IP’s ever lost control. I delivered Jackson at 1:21pm after 15 minutes of pushing, although I had to wait 10 minutes for my doctor to arrive as I dilated so quickly.
There are two pitocin protocols out there that I have seen physicians use. One begins at 6 then doubles to 12, then 18. The other begins at 2 and goes up by 2's until labor is reached. My group has always used the 2x2 method and it was not until I met other groups that I even knew any other way. I don't think the Methodist system even allows their MD's to use the 6x6 method anymore but evidently the Baptist system leaves it to physician discretion. I guess you experienced the more intense version, with no faster result than the slow version. That is a good lesson for all of us to learn. Maybe someday you will be able to include that in an article so other women know to refuse the intense protocol and tell their doctor to use the slower one.
He used the slower protocol with baby #9. We induced early because Xavi was a big baby. This time, if this little one co-operates I want to go into labour naturally. I just hope she does not get too terribly big.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:17 PM