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.
-size, shape, joint mobility of pelvis
-shape of head and position of fetus & positioning
-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?