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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Uterine hypoxia could be the result of prolonged labor directly connected to fear.
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.
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We strongly dispute the claim that the behavior of some store managers reflected a corporate plan devised to further the company's position during the prolonged labor negotiations,'' Paul Heldman, Kroger's senior vice president, said last month in a statement after Ralphs was indicted.
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.
This reaches an amusing crescendo as they argue the finer points of the scene in which Melanie Hamilton writhes through prolonged labor while Scarlett slaps stupid Prissy for failing to rustle up a doctor.
Obstetric fistula occurs when prolonged labor causes the baby's head to press against the tissue surrounding the mother's vaginal wall.
Doctors say that the chronic use of aspirin is associated with increased hemorrhage risk both before and after childbirth, extended pregnancy, prolonged labor, and pulmonary hypertension.
1) Moreover, among previously nulliparous women, planned home birth is associated with elevated risks for prolonged labor and postpartum bleeding.

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