Inducing Labor & Pitocin

There are several reasons a health care provider might suggest inducing labor. For instance, if the woman’s water breaks, but labor does not begin naturally, the doctor might induce labor in order to avoid risk of infection to the uterus and the baby. Other instances include when the woman has experienced pre eclampsia, diabetes, high blood pressure, or if the doctor has determined that the placenta is not working properly.

Typically, Pitocin is used to induce labor. Pitocin is the man-made version of the natural hormone oxytocin. Pitocin is slowly administered in order to mimic the natural hormone and gradually begin labor contractions. This infusion is supposed to help facilitate delivery.

It has been reported that Pitocin-induced contractions are stronger than natural contractions. A specific risk is that these stronger contractions might be too close together. When contractions are too close together, the woman’s uterus has no time to recover between contractions, which could lead to fetal distress. Fetal distress could lead to the need of a caesarian section (c-section).

If you believe that you were provided with too much Pitocin and, as a result, your child suffered fetal distress, please contact our knowledgeable, kindhearted legal team. We will help you cope with the legal battle while you focus on your family’s needs and care for their well-being. Having a lawyer on your side is good; having the right lawyer in your corner is best. Attorney Johnnie Bond is experienced, aggressive in the courtroom, yet compassionate towards his clients. He would be honored to join you and your family in this battle for your rights. The first step is to contact us. From there, we can schedule a meeting, we can talk over the issues you have, we can provide insight, but perhaps most importantly, we can listen.

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