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Thought I would share this with everyone...

#1 User is offline   scorpionsrose 

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:18 PM

I know a lot of us have encountered issues with doctors and those looking at possibly using Pitocin, I thought this article would interest you.

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.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:55 PM

Thank you Amy, I pinned this Topic
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:12 PM

wow t hanks for the article.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 11:18 PM

Thanks, Anja! :bighug:/>
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:46 AM

Interesting article... I was induced both times and I hope everything goes as smoothly this time as well!
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:53 AM

I was induced for 2 of my 3 pregnancies and I only had to use pitocin once, on my 3rd delivery. On my 2nd, they broke my water and I went into labor and delivered. On my 3rd, after breaking my water, my labor refused to progress, so the doctor sat down with me and explained the use of pitocin. He told me it was important to use ONLY until my labor actually "kicked in" and then to stop the drip and let my body do the rest. That's what we did and it worked and my labor was no worse than my 2nd delivery with no pitocin. Good thing I had a knowledgeable and cooperative doctor!!!

Thanks for the info though Amy!!!
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:59 AM

I never new that. Thanks.
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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!!!

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:07 PM

Wow!! That was informative!! With my first child I was induced with pitocin and was in such pain with the immediate hard labor contractions that I had my epidural within hours!! And NEVER dilated past 4!!!!! THIRTY ONE HOURS OF HARD PITOCIN INDUCED LABOR and no kid...I was NOT a happy camper!!! :pullhair:/> So I ended up with a c-section... :cry:/>

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:/>

Brandie

PS...once you figure out how to use these smilies they are FUN! :banana:/>
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:15 PM

I was induced with my first for a high slow leak and had a 4 hour non stop contraction. It was so very miserable!!
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 ...
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:30 AM

i think there is a difference between using it on a woman not ready for labor and one that is already primed...dilating, etc. lots of drugs on the market are used for other then intended purposes (can you say lupron?) and they work just fine. i think the article is a bit over the top scary. yes if you try to induce too early things will not go well, yes we should all wait until we are in actual labor. i used pit on my 3 singleton deliveries, all bc i was in labor but i would get to 6cm and stall...it got me over the hump very nicely...but i would not use it w/o an epidural (i order the epi when the pit starts!). the epi never slowed me down at all, in fact it allowed me to relax and all deliveries were w/in 2-6 hrs of starting pit/epi.
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 03:35 PM

View PostCarlaGSx3, on 28 June 2007 - 06:30 AM, said:

i think there is a difference between using it on a woman not ready for labor and one that is already primed...dilating, etc. lots of drugs on the market are used for other then intended purposes (can you say lupron?) and they work just fine. i think the article is a bit over the top scary. yes if you try to induce too early things will not go well, yes we should all wait until we are in actual labor. i used pit on my 3 singleton deliveries, all bc i was in labor but i would get to 6cm and stall...it got me over the hump very nicely...but i would not use it w/o an epidural (i order the epi when the pit starts!). the epi never slowed me down at all, in fact it allowed me to relax and all deliveries were w/in 2-6 hrs of starting pit/epi.



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.
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:57 PM

I emailed my wonderful OB after my horrible birth experience in 2007 (baby #8). I switched OBs after his birth and went to another practice where I met Dr. Farhart. This is part of my birth story that I forwarded to him:


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 IPs 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.


He responded:

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.

Scott

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.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:17 PM

I loved this article. I have had 5 of my own children. With my first I thought pitocin was great because I didn't know labor wasn't suppose to be the way it was. I had an epidural but it wore off so I just thought well I'm in labor it's suppose to be this painful. My epidural with my second didn't work at all and I had pit and it was awful but again thought that was how it was suppose to be. With baby 3 I thought well I'm not doing an epidural at all it doesn't work anyway and I'll just breath through the pain and had pitocin again. By this time I thought it was just part of having a baby, go in and they give you pitocin. When I had baby 4 I was completely prepared and researched up and had him completely natural, labored on my own and it was the most amazing experience. With baby 5 there was more to it and I had to have it and again was awful especially with out any pain meds but the just don't work for me and I don't like the effects anyway. So now I am at the beginning of my 1st surrogacy journey and I have already discussed with my IPs that I prefer no meds or doctor help unless absolutely necessary and they love that. I was shocked at the article because after my 5 not once was I ever told any side affects or risks I had to eventually figure them out on my own.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:54 AM

Nice one article i really enjoyed that Thanks for sharing i appreciate
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