Labor Drug Study Triggers Mommy-Blog Firestorm

Researchers found a potential link between Pitocin and newborns? admissions to neonatal ICUs.
2:24 | 05/10/13

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New study about a popular drug used to help so many moms speed up labor and could -- Towson have a negative -- -- on your baby's health. ABC's -- Davis has our story. -- There's a reason -- Han -- of loan. Do as Catherine idol showed us in the movie knocked out having a baby is hard work. But a drug commonly used to help with the labor is now under scrutiny. A new presentation at an OB -- conference found using Towson to induce labor. According to researchers showed a potential link to some full term infants having increased admissions to the neonatal intensive care units. And also scoring slightly lower on -- guard test they're used to check -- physical conditions however neither of those necessarily means the child will have long term health issues. But it's caused a fire storm on mommy blogs on line. Pitocin is really -- main stage drug in obstetrics but -- any drug. It can be used inappropriately. And those risks with the -- and extend not just to the mother but also to the fetus -- often has a bad rap among moms. Funny eight year old Cassie -- more -- has five kids all under the age of ten -- -- was used in one pregnancy because she was high risk. President -- I felt really did -- I without Medicaid it I really kind of green and between my attraction that all the doctor rations patient -- great Leo -- had a more positive experience with pitocin. It was used during the labor of both of her babies you hear still worries like it's going to -- Automatically you know what you write in the -- are and everything went smoothly I would do -- -- and again in a heartbeat. With any medication. That we give. During labor and delivery. There have to be valid medical indications and -- can make the difference between life and death we reached out to the drug company that makes -- and did not hear back but physicians say more research on the possible effects on babies is needed. So far researchers only found an association. Not -- cause and effect. For Good Morning America Lindsey Davis ABC news New York. And just to be cleared her of the findings of this study show an association. Not a cause and effect we have to interpret these findings very very personal.

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