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Protractions and Arrests of Descent

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Once the cervix is fully dilated, the baby goes through an elaborate dance, called the “mechanisms of labor”, to negotiate and descend through the mother’s pelvic bones. Usually, this process of descent takes 30 minutes to 2 hours. During this period, most women feel a tremendous urge to push the baby out, and do just… »

Protractions and Arrests of Dilatation

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Protractions and arrests of dilatation happen much more commonly with first-time mothers than with experienced mothers. It’s as though the uterus is inexperienced during the first labor. As many as 30% of first-time mothers will have a protraction or arrest of the progress of labor. Often the body is just taking a rest, or has… »