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Exclusion criteria included the following: did not wish to participate, had maternal medical or obstetric complications which would affect the management of the second stage of labor, had a baby with congenital anomalies or when fetal compromise was suspected.
Deciding between cesarean section or attempted operative vaginal delivery when a woman fails to progress in the second stage of labor is complex and challenging.
Caption: In an analysis of nine studies with 15,752 women who received either early or late epidurals, the difference in duration of second stage of labor was about 3.
5 cm per hour in multiparous women), the length of the second stage of labor (>2 hours in women without an epidural and >3 hours in women with an epidural), use of oxytocin for induction or augmentation, chorioamnionitis (persistent temperature >38[degrees]C along with uterine tenderness/irritability), gestational age at delivery, excessive intrapartum bleeding (clinically excessive bleeding during labor), intrauterine fetal demise, genital tract lacerations, and neonatal birth weight.
Sandmire and DeMott also suggest that a rapid second stage of labor causes brachial plexus injuries.
Placental transfer also occurs with remifentanil, although "the drug is so short acting, it is cleared once the baby is born when discontinued in the second stage of labor," she said.
4 cm in multiparous patient), the length of the second stage of labor (> 2 hours without epidural and > 3 hours with epidural), length of the third stage of labor > 30 minutes), use of oxytocin for induction or augmentation, chorioamnionitis (temperature > 38[degrees]C, which is persistent and uterine tenderness/irritability), gestational age at delivery, excessive intrapartum bleeding, intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), trauma of the genital tract at delivery, and neonatal birth weight.
During the second stage of labor, the baby descends through the bony pelvis and out of the vagina.
One new study explores delayed pushing in the second stage of labor compared to traditional immediate pushing, which is the standard practice in the U.
Compelling data provided by the National Institutes of Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network show no differences in uterine forces or the length of the second stage of labor depending upon prepregnancy BMI in 5,341 nulliparous women.
It is also a great skill used in the second stage of labor, for pushing.