I was once a Pitocin baby who grew into a highly vulnerable 44 y.o. woman. Is Pitocin to blame?
- 19 Sep 2014 by Pitocin baby
- 19 September 2014
- pitocin, labor induction, oxytocin, baby, brain
How can I "fix" my brain and emotions? Are there tests for measuring oxytocin sensitivity / Pitocin damage?
I had always wondered what was wrong with me ( lack of psychological resources such as optimism, mastery & self-esteem; inability to deal with stress; fear of motherhood... ). I've recently learned that my birth had been Pitocin-induced and that it had been a terrible experience for my mother...
Many children are pitocin induced. It is a natural hormone so I cant see how it could have effected you because the body releases it in all births to make the uterus contract and it is released in a mother for them to let down milk to breast feed.The body makes oxytocin(generic name for oxytocin) naturally and as far as I know it has never been linked to any problems, especially problems in later life, for babies who were induced. My own children were induced weeks early with pit because I was pre-eclamptic and they are both well and fine. Why was she induced? It may have more to do with complications during delivery than the pit. Many people have emotional issues like these who never received pitocin. Emotional issues can run in families too. There are many theories of nurture vs nature when speaking of emotional problems. Perhaps since your birth was difficult it affected your mothers ability to bond well with you. There are just too many factors involved to be thinking it is the pitocin.
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