I have read in a few places that there may be a link between postpartum depression and Pitocin use to induce labor (not post-delivery use for hemorrhage control), the theory being that IV Pitocin does not cross the maternal blood-brain barrier and a normal cascade of maternal hormones (oxytocin/catecholamines) does not occur within the laboring…

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