A recent study examined whether administration of synthetic oxytocin during labor would lower the risk of postpartum depression and anxiety. The authors review recent studies that show that depression or anxiety are higher in women with lower oxytocin levels.
Today on Science & Sensibility, regular contributor Deena Blumenfeld takes a look at the recent study that examined a link between induction and augmentation of labor with an autism diagnosis in those same children during their school years. Did you have a chance to read the study?
A recent New York Times article highlighted this Cochrane Collaboration review about the use of Pitocin in labor.The review looked at eight randomized controlled studies including a total of 1,338 low-risk women experiencing spontaneous labor at term (parity was not defined) with an eye toward analy
Our friends at Childbirth Connection have another amazing-sounding webinar coming up next week: Reconsidering the Costs of Convenience: Implications of Elective Labor Induction.The webinar will explore successful strategies for reducing elective induction featuring Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD,