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Obstetric risk factors for failure to progress in the first versus the second stage of labor.
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PMID:  12389658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To compare obstetric risk factors for failure of labor to progress in the first versus the second stage. STUDY DESIGN: A comparison was performed of all singleton, vertex and term deliveries with an unscarred uterus, complicated with non-progressive labor during the first and the second stages. Deliveries occurred between the years 1988 and 1999 in a tertiary university medical center. RESULTS: Patients with non-progressive labor in the first stage (n = 1197) were significantly older, of higher birth order, and were more likely to have complications such as gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders, premature rupture of membranes, meconium-stained amniotic fluid, hydramnios and oligohydramnios (p < 0.001 for all variables) as compared to patients with non-progressive labor in the second stage (n = 1545). In addition, pregnancies complicated with non-progressive labor in the first stage had a significantly higher rate of fetal macrosomia as compared to patients with non-progressive labor in the second stage (11.6% vs. 8.8%; p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Higher rates of fetal macrosomia and high-risk pregnancies were noted among pregnancies complicated with non-progressive labor during the first vs. the second stage. The significant increase in Cesarean deliveries during the first stage of labor among high-risk pregnancies might reflect exaggerated concern of caregivers. This concern may influence an overall conservative attitude leading to the seemingly simpler mode of direct intervention by Cesarean delivery.
E Sheiner; A Levy; U Feinstein; R Hershkovitz; M Hallak; M Mazor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1476-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-22     Completed Date:  2002-11-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Labor Stage, First / physiology*
Labor Stage, Second / physiology*
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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