Prolonged Labor

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


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    Complications of labor include prolonged transition from latent- to active-phase labor, failure of cervical dilation, and failure to descend.

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    Diagnosis of an abnormality of labor requires a firm understanding of the normal progress of labor.

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    Each complication of labor requires individual assessment and management.



Uterine Contraction Cervical Dilation Birth Canal Fetal Size Intrauterine Pressure 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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