active phase arrest


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active phase arrest

Cessation of the progress of labor despite treatment with appropriate doses of oxytocin. It is an indication of the need for cesarean delivery.
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Additionally, the study defined active phase arrest of dilation as "2 hours of no cervical change once 4 cm or more dilation had been reached after rupture of membranes," rather than the 4 hours recommended by guidelines for prevention of the first cesarean delivery, published in November 2012 by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.