labor induction

What is Pitocin (Oxytocin)?

Pitocin is a medication that is used to start or improve uterine contractions.

When is Pitocin Required?

Pitocin is used:

  1. To initiate (induce) uterine contractions when the mother's medical condition or suspected fetal jeopardy prevents natural onset of labor (e.g., water has broken, risk of rapid delivery, etc.)