Maternal and neonatal outcomes in patients with a prolonged second stage of labor.

@article{Myles2003MaternalAN,
  title={Maternal and neonatal outcomes in patients with a prolonged second stage of labor.},
  author={Thomas D Myles and Joaqu{\'i}n Santolaya},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={52-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine risk factors for a prolonged second stage of labor and evaluate the maternal and neonatal outcomes of such pregnancies. METHODS We reviewed all 7818 patients who delivered at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1996 to 1999. Excluding nonvertex and multiple gestations, 6791 reached the second stage. Group 1 (n = 6259) consisted of patients with a second stage of 120 minutes or less; group 2, greater than 120 minutes (n = 532 [7.8%]); group 2A, 121-240 minutes (n… CONTINUE READING