Failure to Progress
(Unsatisfactory Progress of Labor)
|Fetal Descent Stations (Birth Presentation)|
|The progress of the baby can be progressively measured.|
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- A cervix that has opened to 3-4 centimeters
- Less than three contractions in ten minutes, lasting less than 40 seconds each
- Less than one centimeter change in cervical dilation per hour for two hours in a row despite frequent and strong contractions
Rupture of Membranes
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://www.acog.org/For%5FPatients
American Pregnancy Association http://www.americanpregnancy.org
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
Labor dystocia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated April 24, 2013. Accessed June 26, 2013
Labor induction and cervical ripening. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated May 22, 2013. Accessed June 26, 2013.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD; Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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