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Labor Dystocia

What’s Labor Dystocia?


Labor Dystocia refers to slow or stop of progress in labor.


It’s the most common reason birthing folks have cesarean sections.


Intrinsic causes:

-waves (contractions)

-size, shape, joint mobility of pelvis

-shape of head and position of fetus & positioning


Extrinsic causes:

-environment

-birth center/hospital policies

-ethno-cultural factors (how much a birthing person’s cultural based needs and preferences are honored and respected)


Did you know that doulas/care givers can use simple interventions to help birthing folks maintain labor?


Have you ever been told that your labor was a “failure to progress”? How did that make you feel?


Sound off!











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