The latest evidence on oxytocin and birth: Dr Sara Wickham looks at recent key studies on this topic.
Tag: synthetic oxytocin
Women’s experiences of augmentation of labour
A study looking at women’s experiences of augmentation of labour has highlighted problems with informed decision making and shown that having a synthetic oxytocin infusion in labour can cause an atypically painful labour and lead to negative birth experiences. Alòs-Pereñíguez…
Sara Wickham provides a guide to the oxytocin-related resources available on her website. Benefits of physiology and information about synthetic oxytocin.
Large Carbetocin trial published
Sara Wickham discusses the results of a large Carbetocin trial which considers the use of this drug during the birth of the placenta.
Synthetic oxytocin: looking beyond the benefits
There is increasing concern about the downsides of synthetic oxytocin. Sara Wickham highlights some of the reasons for this concern.