Date Published

May 19, 2023

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Is there a gestational age limit on administering oxytocin? For example, you have a patient that has miscarried in the first or second trimester and is hemorrhaging heavily after passing the fetus, would it be appropriate to treat with oxytocin?


Oxytocin should be administered in postpartum delivery whereby the newborn is deemed to be an age of viability (‰¥ 20 weeks).



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