Blog Posts - Pitocin



What’s So Bad About a C-Section

“C-sections aren’t so bad. I know lot of people who have had one and been fine. Plus they get to pick the birth date!” A 2007 poll showed that 1in 3 mothers now give birth by cesarean section in the United States. That is an alarming number! No...
by Pregnancy and Back Pain on May 15, 2012

The Risk Of the Use Of Pitocin In Pregnancy

Pitocin is the brand name for synthetic oxytocin, combined with a small amount of a chloroform derivative used as a preservative. It’s used to induce labor in women whose labors aren’t progressing, and all too often, it’s used in scheduled R...
by babys corner on Oct 16, 2011

Choices in Childbirth: ReBirth Newspaper

Starting today I will start sharing some pdfs of an old newspaper that was written and distributed in the 1980s in Ontario, Canada – Re: Birth. It was created by a group called Choices in Childbirth and the goal was to promote women’s options fo...
by A Better Mom on Jun 17, 2011

To Drug or Not to Drug? The Epidural Debate

Disclaimer:  The following article involves topics of a medical nature.  This commentary is not supposed to take the place of advice given by a medical professional (midwife or doctor).  It simply provides research information regarding the use of...
by A Better Mom on Mar 20, 2011

To Drug or Not to Drug? The Epidural Debate

Disclaimer:  The following article involves topics of a medical nature.  This commentary is not supposed to take the place of advice given by a medical professional (midwife or doctor).  It simply provides research information regarding the use of...
by A Better Mom on Mar 20, 2011

The Birth: Part 2 (of 3)

In some ways the labor became like a microcosm of the entire pregnancy. I was bewildered in the early stages and battling with my all-too-familiar friend, acute anxiety—unable to sit still, but with little else to do. Then came that middle period w...
by Dad of Doubles on Mar 26, 2010


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