Oxytocin is a naturally produced hormone that enhances contractions. Pitocin is a synthetic form of oxytocin that is given to women for the purpose of inducing or speeding up labor. Pitocin can be helpful in situations where a baby is significantly overdue or labor is not progressing as it should. The contractions it produces are more effective than natural contractions, especially if labor is not progressing enough. In rare cases, Pitocin can cause problems for mother and baby, but because Pitocin is only used when necessary, experts generally agree that its benefits outweigh its risks.


Hepatitis B also called serum hepatitis is a virus that may cause an infection at anytime in you rinfant’s life. The primary organ damaged by this infection is the LIVER.