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Is it true that Obstetricians use pig semen to induce labor?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:25 AM on Jul. 7, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • pig semen is used in cervidil and prostaglandin gel used to induce labor. Pitocin is cow hormones

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:26 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • I've been induced twice. The 1st time they used pitocin, the 2nd time they used Cervidil. Those are pretty much all the choices out there. I don't know if either is derived from pig semen.


    Answer by JSD24 at 7:28 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • thats kinda gross so now i need to google it

    Answer by momand4kids at 7:51 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • they now you synthetic oxytocin aka pitocin to trigger contratcions now. Nothing comes from animals

    Answer by CristaJordan at 8:28 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Oxytocin has the distinction of being the very first polypeptide hormone to be sequenced and synthesized biochemically, by Vincent du Vigneaud et al. in 1953.[1]
    Uterine contraction – important for cervical dilation before birth and causes contractions during the second and third stages of labor. Oxytocin release during breastfeeding causes mild but often painful contractions during the first few weeks of lactation. This also serves to assist the uterus in clotting the placental attachment point postpartum. However, in knockout mice lacking the oxytocin receptor, reproductive behavior and parturition are normal.[7]

    Answer by CristaJordan at 8:27 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • laughing


    Answer by pookiekins34 at 8:59 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • wow thats frreakin nuts!!!!!

    Answer by rachel216 at 9:13 AM on Jul. 7, 2011