Cytotec for Induction. (Misoprostol)
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|Tue, 03-06-2012 - 8:40pm|
For years I have heard about Cytotec being used to induce labor. I had doctors talk to me about their use of it if I were to need to be induced. Thankfully, I never was induced. However, I have recently researched this drug since I heard some nurses talking about it during my birth center tour. It is considered very dangerous for pregnant women and their babies and is NOT approved by the FDA for use to induce labor. Yet doctors and nurses are administering this drug all over the US to induce labor, often time without informed consent from the mothers, and sometimes without their knowledge. I would highly recommend that if you are considering induction for this pregnancy that you make sure your doctor does not prescribe this drug for induction. It can cause uterine rupture and even fetal and maternal death. There are other options for safely inducing pregnancy, so I hope you all research your options!!!