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A friend was just diagnosed with dysfunctional labor, is that a serious condition?
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Dysfunctional labor
Dysfunctional labor affects women during the course of delivery.
Dysfunctional means not functional. There are many different kinds of dysfunctional labor. The effect on the woman is usually that labors are longer.

In brief: Dysfunctional labor
Dysfunctional labor affects women during the course of delivery.
Dysfunctional means not functional. There are many different kinds of dysfunctional labor. The effect on the woman is usually that labors are longer.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
In brief: Yes and no
It is not really serious to the mother, but if allowed to continue, can affect the baby.
Essentially, another term for this is failure to progress. In these cases, babies need to be delivered by c-section to insure no possible anoxic events happen prior to delivery.

In brief: Yes and no
It is not really serious to the mother, but if allowed to continue, can affect the baby.
Essentially, another term for this is failure to progress. In these cases, babies need to be delivered by c-section to insure no possible anoxic events happen prior to delivery.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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