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A study of ten years of data on women who experienced active-phase arrest during their delivery at UCSF was conducted. The article from Medical News Today is pasted in its entirety below. Time. Give women in labor TIME. ____ Many C-Sections Can Be Avoided By Waiting Out Stalled Labor, UCSF Study Shows Pregnant women whose labor stalls while in the active phase of childbirth can reduce health risks to themselves and their infants by waiting out the delivery process for an extra two hours, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. By doing so, obstetricians could eliminate more than 130,000 cesarean deliveries - the more dangerous and expensive surgical approach - per year in the United States, the researchers conclude. [Click over to read more]

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