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Delivery on Pitocin: Is it really that hard

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I believed I could of made it through labor if not for that evil drug. I have a high tolerance of pain but when they had the drugs at max I couldn't handle it. In fact it made the contractions so severe that my emergency c section last longer and have complications.


I've been given pitocin three times (that I know of) . Once was actually for labor.. Most every birth in the hospital the mom gets it. I would say that 95% of the time it's for doctor's convenience. They don't want to wait around until your body is ready to expel the placenta. So to convenience them we deal with swollen legs and sometimes heart rate problems as the drug leaves our body. I battled the hospital for a month getting pitocin off my charges because a midwife went against my birth plan. To say I don't like pitocin is a severe understatement.


I know I was rushed in the hospital trying to give birth with my 3rd baby I was not happy about that at all. I was very upset i was given pitocin i believe to speed up the delivery. made me very miserable and upset. I was happy at home because I was not rushed and I could focus better on having a baby. I wish doctors would realize as much as midwives do how natural childbirth is actually supposed to be.

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