What is the role of oxytocin in childbirth?

Answer Oxytocin is used in child birth to strengthen uterine contractions. it is used during labour(first stage) when the uterine contractions are hypotonic(weak contractions).in his case its used to aug... Read More »

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How is oxytocin administered during labor?

When used to start or continue labor, it is slowly injected into a vein. A nasal spray form is used to increase milk flow in breastfeeding.

Why is oxytocin used after delivery?

Oxytocin also may be used to control bleeding after delivery or to help make the milk flow in women who are breastfeeding their babies.

Oxytocin prevents premature childbirth?

Does oxytocin prevents premature births?

No oxytocin is used to stimulate labor. In humans, oxytocin stimulates milk let down during lactation, uterine contraction during birth and is released during sexual orgasm in both men and women.