What are the advantages of taking oxytocin?
Oxytocin can initiate labor which might not have started on its own and it can speed up the pace of labor. What are the concerns when taking oxytocin? Labor can progress too quickly, causing contractions to become difficult to manage without pain medication. Oxytocin may need to be discontinued if contractions become too powerful and close together. 2. Artificial rupture of the membranes (AROM): When the bag of water (amniotic sac) breaks or ruptures, production of the hormone prostaglandin increases, speeding up contractions. Sometimes a health care provider might suggest rupturing the amniotic membrane artificially. A sterile, plastic, thin hook is brushed against the membranes just inside your cervix. The baby’s head will move down against the cervix, which usually causes the contractions to become stronger. This procedure releases a gush of warm amniotic fluid from the vagina. What are the Advantages of artificial rupture of the membranes? Labor may be shortened by an hour. The pro