Latest stories

  • Pitocin
    in

    Study Finds No Link Between Induced or Augmented Labor and Autism

    Inducing or augmenting labor with pitocin does not increase the risk of autism among children, says a new study presented at The Pregnancy Meeting™, the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, in San Diego, California. Pitocin, a synthetic form of the hormone oxytocin widely used to start or assist the progress of labor, […] More

  • Nurse Administering IV
    in

    Study Finds No Link Between Oxytocin and ADHD

    Previous research on an association between oxytocin during labor and the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) produced opposing results. Now a large cohort study in Denmark concludes that medical augmentation of labor does not increase the risk of ADHD in a child. Pitocin, a synthetic form of the hormone oxytocin widely used to start or […] More

  • in

    Induced Labor Lets Dying Father See Baby Before He Passes Away

    Mark Aulger’s cancer treatment was failing, and, with doctors estimating that he only had several days to live, his wife Diane Aulger decided to have their child induced two weeks before her due date, allowing Mark to see his child before he passed away. On January 18, Diane Aulger gave birth to a baby daughter […] More