good grief! this has the potential to be worse than a food thread!
and my contributions could only be my own personal experiences with unproductive labor and the use of oxytocin .

gossip i have heard is from the word god sib-- where sib had the meaning of kinsman.. so a gossip was the god mother (or father) -- who might have attended a birth as( or to assist) a midwife, and would later talk about it.. i don't know if i want to gossip about what i know about oxytocin.