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i am wondering if anyone else had issues with pitocin--ive had 6 kids and 2 of them were induced using it, and both of them had/have reflux really bad.  from talking to others, ive noticed that they seem to be linked.  and from alot of reading, i would have never even allowed them to give me pitocin if i knew the side effects.  i only had pitocin, no pain meds, with any of them.  let me know what you think!

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The following adverse reactions have been reported in the fetus or neonate:

Due to induced uterine motility:

Bradycardia
Premature ventricular contractions and other arrhythmias
Permanent CNS or brain damage
Fetal death
Neonatal seizures

Due to use of oxytocin in the mother:

Low Apgar scores at five minutes
Neonatal jaundice
Neonatal retinal hemorrhage
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I did not know any of this.. thank you for the information..

My plan is to go natural, but I have never been through this before, so I really don't know what to expect or how it will work out.  
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