Longer Childbirths Calls for Less Medical Intervention.

The study found that epidurals are associated with an even longer duration in the second stage of birth, the one in which women push, than is generally recognized, suggesting that some women may be subject to unnecessary interventions – including oxytocin, forceps, vacuum or a cesarean – by doctors who wrongly fear labor has become prolonged. A normal second stage can take as long as 5.6 hours for women who get epidurals during their first births, and as long as 3.3 hours for those who do not get epidurals, according to the study.Current guidelines by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists define an abnormally long second stage of birth as more than three hours for women who received an epidural and are giving birth for the first time, and more than two hours for first births without an epidural.”It’s time to re-examine what normal and abnormal is, and revise our guidelines based on modern obstetric population,” said Dr. Yvonne W. Cheng, the lead author of the study. Read the full details here…

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