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Should I worry if my current pregnancy goes for longer than 9 hours, if I typically have had short pregnancies?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Labor can vary
Having shorter durations of labor in pregnancies after the first delivery is common but not guaranteed.
There is some truth to the familiar saying, "every pregnancy is different". What can determine if a labor is abnormally long is the lack of progress determined by repeated examinations of the dilatation and effacement of the cervix and station of the presenting part.

In brief: Labor can vary
Having shorter durations of labor in pregnancies after the first delivery is common but not guaranteed.
There is some truth to the familiar saying, "every pregnancy is different". What can determine if a labor is abnormally long is the lack of progress determined by repeated examinations of the dilatation and effacement of the cervix and station of the presenting part.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine
In brief: Hope you mean labor
They will be watching things carefully.
Don't worry unless your doc does.

In brief: Hope you mean labor
They will be watching things carefully.
Don't worry unless your doc does.
Dr. Charles Davant
Dr. Charles Davant
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
In brief: You mean labor?
Each pregnancy and labor is different .
The average labor is 14 hours. Don't worry!

In brief: You mean labor?
Each pregnancy and labor is different .
The average labor is 14 hours. Don't worry!
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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