Friday, July 10, 2009

"Pit Her til Distress..."

Pit til distress... A scenario that happens all too often in the hospital.
The thought in the back of everyone's mind seems to be, "Well, we can always turn the Pitocin down, and if that doesn't work, we can always do an emergency c-section."


Here, the labor and delivery nurse tells it from behind the scenes:
Pit to Distress: A Disturbing Reality

4 comments:

Nursing.Birth said...

Thanks so much for the link!! I appreciate it!

~Melissa
www.nursingbirth.com

Joy said...

This ticks me off to no end and I cannot believe their brashness and invasiveness. This is an abuse of power and of drugs.

Anonymous said...

The link doesn't seem to be working? Perhaps there is a glitch. Thanks.

pinky said...

The distress could be enough to rip the placenta off the uterine wall. Nobody who wants to keep their license to practice medicine would write such an order. HOwever, I have met Doctors who do want to increase the pitocin when everything is going find. I just say no. Sometimes this would ensure an argument and sometimes not. When I explained that they would like to keep their license to practice medicine and not be in a court of law, they usually back off.