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  1. Your doctor has ordered oxytocin, a hormone, to stimulate contractions of the uterus and smooth muscle tissue. The drug will be either injected into a ...
  2. Stages of Labor (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... through the spot where he’s pricked. What is oxytocin? Oxytocin is a hormone your body makes to help ... of your uterus (womb). Your body also makes oxytocin during breastfeeding . Oxytocin helps your uterus shrink back ...
  3. Natural Relief for Labor Pain (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... through the spot where he’s pricked. What is oxytocin? Oxytocin is a hormone your body makes to help ... of your uterus (womb). Your body also makes oxytocin during breastfeeding . Oxytocin helps your uterus shrink back ...
  4. Labor Induction (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... on labor? • When is amniotomy done? • What is oxytocin? • What are the risks associated with labor induction? • ... amniotic sac breaks (their “water breaks”). What is oxytocin? Oxytocin is a hormone that causes contractions of ...
  5. Breastfeeding Your Baby (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... for the following reasons: • During breastfeeding, the hormone oxytocin is released. Oxytocin causes the uterus to contract ... invading organisms, such as bacteria that cause disease. Oxytocin: A hormone used to help bring on contractions ...
  6. Special Tests for Monitoring Fetal Health (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... through your clothing or you may be given oxytocin . What do the results of a contraction stress ... A gas that is necessary to sustain life. Oxytocin: A hormone used to help bring on contractions ...
  7. What Are Pituitary Tumors? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... constrict. It might have other functions as well. Oxytocin causes the uterus to contract in women during ...
  8. Oxytocin is a medicine given through your veins (IV or intravenous) and is used to either start ... not so strong that they harm your baby. Oxytocin may not be used if tests show that ...
  9. Your Guide to Breastfeeding for African-American Women (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health) - PDF  
    ... skin-to-skin contact can boost the mother’s oxytocin (OKS-ee-TOH-suhn) levels. Oxytocin is a hormone that helps milk flow and ... Prolactin rises when the baby suckles. Another hormone, oxytocin (oks-eeTOH-suhn), causes small muscles around the ...
  10. Your Guide to Breastfeeding (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health) - PDF  
    ... skin-to-skin contact can boost the mother’s oxytocin (OKS-ee-TOH-suhn) levels. Oxytocin is a hormone that helps milk flow and ... Prolactin rises when the baby suckles. Another hormone, oxytocin (oks-eeTOH-suhn), causes small muscles around the ...
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