November 12, 2018

This was an assignment from my first term of midwifery school. I hope it is helpful to future clients and other consumers about to birth who may be introduced to this potent drug. To view the PDF of this assignment, click here.

  

Cytotec Review Assignment

Getting through the fourth chapter of “Born in the USA” was a challenge for me. I have been involved as a doula in two traumatic births where Cytotec was administered without informed consent. Both labors resulted in emergency Cesarean births due to hyperstimulation of the uterus and dangerous decelerations in the baby’s heart rate. Though the labors I was involved with did not end in deaths, they were close calls with their own unique health ramifications. It is incredibly frustrating and disheartening to know these scenarios were completely avoidable.

A search of the most recent literature on Cytotec use for induction yields confusing results. Some research cites that oral application is safe and effective for induction, while bla...

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