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Prolonged Labor

Prolonged labor refers to labor that proceeds at a slower rate than average. Prolonged labor may be due to many factors such as the size or position of the baby, ineffective contractions, etc. When the labor is prolonged, the baby may not be able to tolerate labor. The baby may experience hyoxia and may develop fetal distress. When labor is prolonged, a cesarean section may be necessary to deliver the baby.


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