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Routine pitocin after placenta delivery?

Posted by on Feb. 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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Can anyone please educate me on the point of this? Is it good/bad, what did you do, and what was your experience?


by on Feb. 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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smorgan865
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 10:59 AM
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Ummm. I've never heard if this.

Ok, just looked it up. My hospital massages the abdomen instead of the pitocin to make the uterus contract.
alc4evermom
by on Feb. 2, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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I think they do it to help the uterus contract back down and help with bleeding. I'm NOT educated on it but I relieved pitocin after delivery because I used it during delivery. They had mentioned something about keeping me on it for a while but honestly that part of my day is a little fuzzy because I was paying attention to the baby. I'm interested to know as well.
Luvmy2babies22
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 11:09 AM
I've never heard of it either. I've never received pitocin post delivery
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jfd397
by on Feb. 2, 2014 at 11:11 AM
I've never heard of it either.
MrsHubert
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Hm. Maybe they don't do it anymore. I just seen it on my birth plan and was curious

Curlgurl
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM
We give it after every delivery to help the uterus contract down in addition to fundal massage. It's not a big deal to the patient because it's just making sure the uterus does what it's supposed to so mama's don't hemorrhage.
staci1103
by Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 11:44 AM
I had it with all 4 of mine. 3 vaginals and 1 section. It was nothing major
Devious103102
by on Feb. 2, 2014 at 12:12 PM

They do it to help your uterus contract back down to help ease the bleeding. Not everyone does it, though, so I'd talk to your doctor about it. 

strongforthem
by on Feb. 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM
It keeps your uterus contracting slightly, in order to make sure you don't hemorrhage. They did it for me after both of my deliveries.
MrsHubert
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 12:21 PM
So its recommended then?
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