It is terrible to read about these outcomes. I will add this article to my Cytotec files.
I have had contact with a sweet mom online, whose unscarred uterus ruptured during a cytotec induced labor. She has been very outspoken about the risks, and others who have had negative experiences also tend to be quite forthright about it. The trouble lies in getting the damage to be recorded as a result of cytotec, the horrible outcomes are easy to write off as a result of some other cause- such as multiparity, age, etc.
Personally, I hate to hear of midwives who use this product, it just doesn't really fit the call. There are too many other options, and if they don't produce the needed result, then it isn't time, or take the situation to a hospital. Homebirth is about normal birth, if you have to give cytotec it just isn't normal anymore.
It is pretty easy to be relaxed about a particular protocol, or drug, until you see it have a bad outcome, or survive a bad outcome personally. Why take the chance?
The Lord bless you,
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