Prolonged labor causes?

Fetal/maternal size. Large babies and small/large mothers have higher likelihood of prolonged labors. Other causes: maternal uterine fibroids, intraamniotic infections, magnesium sulfate, malpresentation.

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Had spinal fusion, preggo 2yrs after w/ prolonged labor of over 40 hours & pushed 3 hour ending in a c section. Could that have caused my new issues?

Clarification. Without knowing your new issues after the delivery, it is hard to suggest a course of action. However, if your fusion was completely healed, and you had no issues before the delivery, increased back and/or leg pain may indicate back strain, post-c-section issues, or problems in the spine at the levels above your fusion. Definitely consult your spine surgeon. You may need a new mri. Read more...
Evaluation. If there are new back problems after a pregnancy, particularly with hard labor, a new evaluation would be a great idea. Read more...

Is there something I can do to avoid a prolonged labor?

Not really. This is out of your hands really. Exercise regularly throughout the pregnancy. Don't overeat and really try to eat very healthy (lots of vegetables) so that you don't gain too much weight. Read more...
Exersise. Women in a good physical shape always has a better outcome with the pregnancies and labor, especially when they have good abdominal and pelvic muscles. It's might be too late now if you are in your last trimester, but swimming is still an option. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Prolonged labor?

Prolonged labor. Prolonged labor = failure to progress. This is when a first -time mother has labor lasting 20 hours or more or a women who is multigravida is in labor 14 hours or more. Read more...

Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get prolonged labor?

Nothing. Prolonged labor is a natural variation in the length of labor. As long as the baby and you did not suffer any lasting damage, it should be chalked up to a natural process. Particularly, it is very unlikely that you did any thing wrong. Read more...
Prolonged labor. You didn't do anything right or wrong to have a prolonged labor. You don't have much control over the process. Read more...

Are the symptoms of prolonged labor indicative of a condition or disease?

Prolonged labor. Commonest reason is the malposition os the fetus, cephalopelvic dispriportion. Read more...
Sometimes. Prolonged labors are increasingly common nowadays, as more women postpone childbearing until their late thirties or even forties, by which time their weight for height is typically increased. Prolonged labor is frequently a harbinger of cephalopelvic disproportion (from fibroids, macrocephalky, malpresentation, macrosomia, obesity) and cesarean section. Read more...

How do complementary doctors treat prolonged labor?

Multiple ways. If the labor is not "active" and is early stage non-progressive labor often ob's wait for "mother nature" to get in sync. Prolonged active labor that is not progressing with cervical dilitation and there is a pelvic bone obstruction present than surgical intervention will occur(c/section). Contemporary ob's rarely use forceps, or stimulate a labor with meds if the fetal monitoring shows a problem. Read more...
Unsure. I have no knowledge of a complementary doctor providing intrapartum obstetric care. The length of the labor is directly related to labor, delivery, and postpartum complications - so a prolonged labor does need to be managed in some manner to expedite a safe delivery, for both mother and baby. Read more...

Uterus not contracting? Is that prolonged labor?

Prolonged labor. First question, is the pregnancy term or close to term. At or near term, 2nd important question is primi or multigravida. 3rd thing is effect on contraction on the cervix. Differential diagnosis is irritable uterus, dysfunctional uterine activity. Read more...