Dystocia correlates with body mass index in both spontaneous and induced nulliparous labors.

@article{Walsh2011DystociaCW,
  title={Dystocia correlates with body mass index in both spontaneous and induced nulliparous labors.},
  author={Jennifer Walsh and M Foley and Colm O'Herlihy},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={817-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of body mass index (BMI) on labor outcome in both induced and actively managed spontaneous nulliparous labors. METHODS This is a prospective observational study of all consecutive nulliparous women who delivered in the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin in 2008. Labor outcome variables examined in relation to BMI included duration of labor, oxytocin requirements, epidural use, mode of delivery, and infant birthweight. RESULTS Of 4162 nulliparous women who… CONTINUE READING

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