The perils, pitfalls, promise and potential of Pitocin.
Pitocin is the synthetic version of a natural occurring endogenous hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin, also called the "love hormone" is produced in the hypothalamus and secreted by the pituitary gland.
Pitocin is a medication most often used to stimulate uterine contractions to induce or augment labor. Because it can be use to stimulate uterine contractions it is also beneficial in preventing postpartum hemorrhage after birth.
Listen in as Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak gives his take on this medication and all the good and bad it has to offer.
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