Synthetic Oxytocin for Pregnant Women Connected to Postpartum Depression


A recent new study was found that related synthetic oxytocin (pitocin) given to women around or during the time of delivery have a higher chance of depression after giving birth. The study examined women who were exposed to pitocin during delivery from the years 2005-2014. Some strong evidence was found. According to this study, the use of synthetic oxytocin during labor increased the risk of postpartum depression by 32% in women with no history of of prepregnancy depressive or anxiety disorder, and 36% in women who did have a history of prepregnancy depressive or anxiety disorder. This seems to go against original popular belief.