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Pitocin (oxytocin)
Medicine that is used in the inducing of labor
Magnesium sulfate
used to treat pre-eclampsia in laboring women
Magnesium sulfate can also delay labor in the case of premature labor, to delay Preterm birth
Fentanyl
opiod used to relieve pain first synthesized in the 1950's.
Phenergan
Treats nausea
Rhogam
for rh negative women any time there is a chance that she can bleed.
Methergine
Preventing and treating bleeding after delivery of a baby.
Betamethasone
a moderate-potent glucocorticoid steroid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive abilities, used especially where water retention is undesirable. It is applied as a topical cream, ointment, foam, lotion or gel to treat itching (e.g. from eczema).
Vitamin K
used in the baby to promote clotting. given with the first hour after birth
Erythromycin eye ointment
put in after birth to prevent conjunctivitis
Terbutaline
a treatment for premature labor
Survanta
A fluid secreted by the cells of the alveoli (the tiny air sacs in the lungs) that serves to reduce the surface tension of pulmonary fluids; surfactant contributes to the elastic properties of pulmonary tissue