There was an interesting article in Midwifery Today e-news about pitocin. The article is discussing how researchers are concerned that babies whose mothers receive pitocin during labor are getting damaged by the pitocin. The belief is that the babies receptors for oxytocin, the natural form, are being desensitized and non-functioning. Oxytocin helps people deal with stress. It is a very interesting article and raises a great many questions about accepted maternity care in this country. Please read the article at the following link. http://www.midwiferytoday.com/enews/enews1215.asp#main
The safety of midwifery care
Follow the link to a great article that explains the history of maternity care in the United States and the break down of the maternity care we are facing now. The solution is midwifery and homebirth. check it out.