I am nearly speechless after reading this, this, and this all about the dangerous practice of giving women so much pitocin to induce or speed up labor that the baby goes into distress and a c-section must be performed. This is being done ON PURPOSE by doctors. It's called "pit to distress". The docs order that the highest dose be given so that the "baby will prove himself". These doctors just want to speed the process up and get women in and out of there as fast as possible. Never mind the mother or baby's well being. I am so appalled.
For anyone out there having an induction or hospital birth, please, please, please don't let them keep "uping the pit" if you are having steady contractions.
I knew that inductions often led to c-sections... but on purpose?! This is beyond unethical. Any doctor doing this should have their license revoked.
And to make us all feel even better about this (ha!), my father, the general surgeon, says that most OBs are the "worst surgeons out there" and "you don't want them cutting you open."