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Noun1.Pitocin - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk
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Therefore, utilizing a Foley catheter followed by pitocin has been an approach advocated in some cases.
Pitocin solution for injection 5 iu / ml vial or ampoule 1 ml
For this analysis, we defined labor induction as attempted induction by a clinician through sweeping or rupturing membranes, giving intravenous Pitocin, or applying medication to the cervix.
Oxytocin usually is given as an IV infusion in which 20-40 units of Pitocin are added to 1000 cc of normal saline or Ringer's lactate solution and run continuously (King & Brucker, 2011).
After more than 40 hours without much progress, the doctor recommended Pitocin, which did the trick, an epidural and then an episiotomy.
Because I was deemed late (two weeks past my delivery date), I wasn't allowed to give birth with a midwife but transferred to the Bryn Mawr hospital near Philadephia, where I was induced with Pitocin, strapped to a number of machines, and, after 20 hours, attended by a brutal older doctor who did a large episiotomy even as I begged him not to cut me.
Pitocin, a synthetic form of oxytocin, is already used to help with labor and to control bleeding after childbirth.
fetal monitoring, Pitocin calculations, or IM injections to infants); and c) confidence in the value of simulation as an orientation strategy.
Without oxytocin you don't get your contractions and then one has to be given pitocin injections to induce labour.
On top of all these building blocks that may already be placed in the nourishment barrier of this tiny fetus, there are so many hospital interventions that may just add to the difficulty the fetus is encountering; for example, utilizing drugs such as Pitocin and anesthetics.
She failed to timely discontinue the administration of pitocin.
the morning after Melissa was admitted, Pitocin was started to induce labor.