Incidence and outcomes of dystocia in the active phase of labor in term nulliparous women with spontaneous labor onset.

@article{Kjaergaard2009IncidenceAO,
  title={Incidence and outcomes of dystocia in the active phase of labor in term nulliparous women with spontaneous labor onset.},
  author={Hanne Kjaergaard and J\orn Olsen and B. V. Ottesen and A L Dykes},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={402-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence of dystocia among nulliparous women without apparent co-morbidity and to examine maternal and fetal short-term outcomes after dystocia. DESIGN A multi-center cohort study with prospectively collected data. SETTING Nine obstetric departments with annual birth rates between 850 and 5,400. POPULATION Low-risk nulliparous women in term spontaneous labor with a singleton fetus in cephalic presentation. METHODS Follow-up of 2,810 nulliparas using self… CONTINUE READING