prolonged labor


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prolonged labor

Obstetrics Labor of > 24 hrs duration, which may be due to a prolonged latent phase–> 20 hrs in a primigravida or > 14 hrs in a multipara, or due to a 'protraction disorder' in which there is protracted cervical dilatation in the active phase of labor and protracted descent of the fetus. See Labor.

prolonged labor

Abnormally slow progress of labor, lasting more than 20 hr.
See: dystocia
See also: labor
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Oxytocin induction is performed to stimulate the uterus for the treatment of prolonged labor. There is only limited high-quality evidence that labor induction for specific medical and obstetrical indications is beneficial.
On the other hand, Girard et al, (16) showed that discontinuation of oxytocin at the onset of active phase significantly prolonged labor by a mean of 113 minutes (p=0.0001).
"Once again that famous 'spirit of Geneva' prevailed, and you gave birth, often after quite prolonged labor, to some healthy babies."
Risks such as short stature, prolonged labor and anemia were common among teenagers under 18 years old; requiring prompt referrals during the first trimester 3.
Most health care professionals believe that those outdated practices increased the discomfort and pain in labor and may have contributed to prolonged labor. In the private hospital, most of these procedures are a thing of the past.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is in a prolonged labor dispute.
Up until then, everybody thought that in the Swartz family tradition, Ashley would have a late delivery with a prolonged labor. That would give Dickson plenty of time to travel to New Jersey, play the football game and still get back in time to see his son arrive, the proud new grandmother said.
Panelists will highlight the causes of postpartum hemorrhage, including uterine atony; lacerations of the perineum, vagina, cervix or uterus; retention of placental tissue; uterine rupture; blood clotting abnormalities; hypertensive disorders; rapid or prolonged labor; placenta previa; and a prior history of PPH.
The truce between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip has come about after much prolonged labor pains, and credit must be given to the administering midwife, Egypt, who painstakingly trudged on and on.
"The employees at the Post-Gazette and their union leadership have never forgotten that 15 years ago after a prolonged labor dispute, the late William Block Sr., then chairman of the Post-Gazette, rescued hundreds of union employees and preserved vital newspaper jobs to make the Post-Gazette the leading voice in news in southwestern Pennsylvania,'' the unity council statement said.
He also discusses normal labor and delivery (including pain management) and such complications as prolonged labor, shoulder dystocia, malpresentation, maternal fever, postpartum hemorrhage, and perineal laceration and episiotomy.
The overall decline was due mainly to figures posted by large food retailers, particularly those still recovering from the prolonged labor strike in Southern California.

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