Induction of labor

In most women, labor induction is not necessary because labor begins spontaneously without anyone having to do something about it. ... read more »

Mechanical methods for induction of labor

Induction of labour using mechanical methods results in similar caesarean section rates as prostaglandins, for a lower risk of hyperstimulation.  ... read more »

Pitocin Oxytocin and Autism or ADHD

  Is there a relationship between pitocin/oxytocin labor use and autism or adhd? ... read more »

IV Oxytocin Often Not Needed During Normal Labor

Oxytocin is commonly given via IV during birth is progress is slow, but researchers reveal this extra boost of labor inducing hormone may not be needed in many cases ' when given during normal labor. ... read more »

Weight Gain Guidelines Adjusted for Obese Patients

Women who enter pregnancy with a BMI in the obese range may have less weight to gain to stay within normal limits, according to a study presented at The Pregnancy Meeting in San Francisco. ... read more »

What Happens After the Baby is Born?

Once the baby has moved through the birth canal and out of the vagina, the labor process is almost over. However, a few more contractions are needed to detach the uterus and push out the placenta. ... read more »

Unproductive Labor

When labor starts, mom begins the mental preparation needed to move from pregnancy to motherhood. ... read more »

Oxytocin Does Not Reduce Risk of C-Section

Slow labor is often treated with an oxytocin drip. Oxytocin is a pregnancy hormone that speeds up labor progression. Oxytocin is given as Pitocin. ... read more »

Labor Induction: What You Need to Know

If the time has come to give birth and the natural labor process has not begun, doctors can choose to induce labor in a variety of ways. ... read more »

What are the Benefits of Breastfeeding Baby?

Breastfeeding has been part of motherhood since the beginning of time. Before there were formulas and baby bottles, there was breastmilk. Today, mothers have more options than ever when choosing how to feed baby, but breastfeeding is still the best choice. ... read more »

Mom’s Respond Stronger to Baby’s Cry After Breastfeeding

According to a study just published in The Journal of Child Psychology, new mothers who choose to breastfeed are more likely to bond with baby than those who choose to breastfeed and bottle feed or bottle feed alone. ... read more »

Oxytocin: The “Cuddle Chemical” Drives Male Monogamy

Oxytocin is a pretty amazing thing. Some scientists call it the cuddle chemical, others call it the love hormone. A recent study calls it the driving force behind male monogamy. ... read more »

Inducing Labor Does Not Induce Autism

Studies in recent years have hinted at a link between using thissynthetic hormone ' oxytocin ' to induce or augment labor and theincidence of autism in the child. ... read more »

Vitamin D Supplementation May Lower Autism Risk

People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have less of the hormones attributed to social behavior: oxytocin, serotonin, and vasopressin. But vitamin D can stimulate the production of these hormones. ... read more »

Does Synthetic Oxytocin Affect Prefeeding Cues?

Oxytocin is commonly used during labor to speed up the process. There is no current study information on the possible connection between oxytocin use and prefeeding cues. ... read more »

The Effects of Tachysystole on the Fetal Heart

Researchers from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare published a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that examined the various effects of tachysystole on the fetal heart. ... read more »

Lower Sexual Interest in Postpartum Women

After giving birth, women often report having lower sexual interest. It is often accepted as just being a part of giving birth and moving from pregnant woman to new mom. The revelation could help women feel less negative about looming sexual interest. ... read more »

Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

Cephalopelvic Disproportion is a rare condition where the baby's head or body is too large to fit through the mother's pelvis. ... read more »

Oxytocin May Help Children with Autism

A single dose of oxytocin enhances brain activity while children with autism engage in social information, according to results of a recent study performed by researchers from Yale University. ... read more »

Pregnancy Hormones Ease Chronic Pain

During pregnancy, childbirth, and thereafter, many women don't experience pain to the degree expected. Many who use opiates for pain management find they don't need as much of it during this time. ... read more »

Procedure to Reduce Postpartum Bleeding is a Step Closer to Reality

A procedure that promises to prevent the fatal loss of blood after childbirth (postpartum bleeding) in women residing in developing countries moves closer to becoming a reality. ... read more »

Oxytocin and Slow Labor Process

For women making slow progress in spontaneous labor, treatment with oxytocin as compared with no treatment or delayed oxytocin treatment did not result in any discernable difference in the number of cesarean sections performed. ... read more »

Oxytocin Doses for Delayed Labor

Higher dose of oxytocin starting and increment dose (4 mU per minute or more) was associated with a reduction in the length of labour and in caesarean section, and an increase in spontaneous vaginal birth.  ... read more »

What Does Natural Birth Mean to You? Part 2

As a culture we believe that pain is unacceptable. But when we numb out sensation in labor, we diminish our endorphin levels. The pain is dulled, but so is the exuberance we are meant to experience afterwards. ... read more »

Does Using "Pit" During Labor Cause ADHD?

Oxytocin, both the natural hormone that the body produces and the synthetic form of the drug, helps uterine contractions remain regular and strong to assist during labor and to decrease bleeding after delivery. ... read more »

How Dad’s Parenting Style Differs

Though women get to carry around their baby for nine months prior to giving birth, dads play a crucial role in parenting that just can’t be mimicked by the mother. But research suggests that dads do it in different ways that kids crave as they grow and learn. ... read more »

Maternal Bonding Starts during Pregnancy

While every mother certainly loves her child unconditionally, there are some that feel a stronger natural bond than others. Their love might run deep, but they might not feel that strong and invisible attachment to their baby. ... read more »