Genesis 3:16; “Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conceptions; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”
The Most High told us that women would experience pain during labor. He didn’t say make sure that you take harmful drugs to make yourself comfortable during childbirth. It’s something we as woman must endure.
Pitocin is given to induce labor in order for the woman to have her baby quicker.
Pitocin: Chlorobutanol and Acitic acid.
To cause (someone or something) to do something,
To cause (something) to happen or exist,
Medical: to give (a pregnant woman) special medicine in order to make her give birth: to cause (labor or birth) to begin by giving special drugs to a pregnant woman.
Our bodies produce Oxytocin, it is the natural way and superior to Pitocin, It releases endorphins, a substance that helps prevent and counteract pain, It works well with the uterine muscle helping you dilate, and it provides a spike in oxytocin at the birth, stimulating the fetal ejection reflex, allowing for a faster and easier birth. Oxytocin is known as the love hormone and makes the bond with your baby even closer. Oxytocin releases by simply having skin to skin contact, lovemaking, breastfeeding, nipple stimulation, and being loving with your husband. Yes, the last trimester of birth is harder especially carrying all that extra weight but we need to relax and think positive and let our bodies do what it’s supposed to do. When you take Pitocin your body doesn’t know to release the endorphins even though you are in pain, it works slower so you’re unable to dilate and so they give you more Pitocin. It is regulated by a pump therefore you don’t have the extra boost to give birth. It interferes with the release of Oxytocin and it disturbs the bonding process which can lead to Post-Partum depression.
Getting artificially induced has complications such as:
1. Fetal distress
2. Pain is more intense (Most likely to receive epidural)
3. Cesarean Section
4. Uterine rupture
The following adverse reactions have been reported in the mother:
– Anaphylactic reaction – Premature ventricular contractions
– Postpartum hemorrhage – Pelvic hematoma
– Cardiac arrhythmia – Subarachnoid hemorrhage
– Nausea – Hypertension episodes
– Fatal afibrinogenemia – Rupture of the uterus
The following adverse reactions have been reported in the fetus or neonatal:
– Bradycardia – Neonatal Jaundice
– Neonatal death – Seizures
– Neonatal retinal hemorrhage
– Premature contractions and other arrhythmias
This is just on Pitocin but all drugs they try to give you when in labor are harmful to you and your unborn child. Remember everything that you take the baby also takes and yes, all can cause death. It is your body and your decision. You will hear family members, friends, neighbors, and even nurses and doctors tell you “I took it, and my baby and I are fine”. Don’t let anyone influence you to take anything. I remember I declined to take any drugs and the nurse came to me and said “What you are doing is like going to the dentist and refusing the anesthesia”, but that didn’t make me change my mind, it just upset me that she would say that to me while I’m in this bed in this type of pain about to meet my beautiful child that I have been waiting to meet for 9 months.
You have the right to make your own decision along with your husband. Make sure you inform your husband of the risks at least by the 2nd trimester so you can both be on one accord. When you are in labor everything will be hectic and there is very little time for making decisions like this. Also be sure to inform your doctor of your decision ahead of time. Don’t let the doctor push you into something you are not comfortable with. Ask them if it’s really medically necessary, do as much research as possible to educate yourself on the drugs they wish to give you. Most of the time these doctors just want to get the baby out of you and move on to the next customer even when the baby is not quite ready to be delivered. Although it might seem hard all you need is some time and patience. Everything will be alright. The Most High programed it to happen the way it will, pain is just part of the process.
John 16:21; “A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.”