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Old 04-06-2008, 11:32 AM   #11
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Its not the safest of drugs, and there have been some studies that have shown it being pretty dangerous. Personally I wouldn't take it...but research is key..so know your stuff and then made an educated decision.

I'm so sorry that your going through this. I've had miscarriage too, so I know the feeling. However, I'm hoping that there is a miracle and when you go in next week things will be fine.
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:20 PM   #12
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Re: Question for those who have miscarried. . .

I agree with PP do some research and if you dont feel right dont take it. Like I said I know a couple who did and they ended up a D&C anyway. Also its best to let someone know at work, even if its just the nurse. Tell her you DONT want anyone else to know because you cant deal with anyone knowing. (((HUGS)))
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Re: Question for those who have miscarried. . .

I have researched a bit and I am leaning toward NOT taking it. I actually found a lot of positive stories from people who used it- but it scares me to take something that strong at home with no medical supervision. Just to take it in general is kind of scary. Maybe I will talk to my naturopath about more natural/gentle alternatives. Something herbal maybe that will move things along.
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Re: Question for those who have miscarried. . .

mothering magazine did a huge cover story about it a few years ago, and basically it has not been approved for use in inducing labor, and can be dangerous...

that said, i know a lot of drugs are used routinely for off-label reasons...

good luck, no matter what you decide.
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Re: Question for those who have miscarried. . .

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I'm very cautious of Cytotec. I'm shocked OBs still use it to induce labor. It was initially used to deliver stillborns.

I think it's too harsh. I think you'd be in a lot of pain.
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Re: Question for those who have miscarried. . .

I have had two natural miscarriages, but my knowledge of Cytotec comes from researching after my C-section. Like PPers said, it is not approved for use in pregnant women, and has been known to cause serious complications (uterine rupture and death) in women who have had previous C-sections. I am not sure if that relates to you, but I thought I would mention it. Ina May Gaskin has a couple of sections on the dangers of Cytotec in her newest book. It's pretty scary stuff even though it does work for some women. I hope you don't even have to bother with it.
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Re: Question for those who have miscarried. . .

I was given it when I was induced with Ethan, and had no problems, but it was also a live birth, I am so sorry for your loss
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Re: Question for those who have miscarried. . .

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

I'm very cautious of Cytotec. I'm shocked OBs still use it to induce labor. It was initially used to deliver stillborns.

I think it's too harsh. I think you'd be in a lot of pain.
I wanted to add that this drug is specifically for Stomach Ulcers.

That said, I used it when I had my M/C at 17weeks in 03'. I passed almost everything at home, but did have to go in and have the Dr. help me pass the placenta. I almost had to have a D&C. I was lucky though (if you could call that lucky )
I am very sorry for your loss
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