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Why Women Who Fear Childbirth Spend More Time in Labor

Women who fear childbirth just got something else to worry about: a recent Norwegian study found that women who were scared of giving birth ended up spending more time in labor, about 8 hours versus 6.5 for women who weren’t afraid. 562 more words

Family & Parenting

Women Have Longer Labors Today than 50 Years Ago

Increase in average length of labor for first-time mothers, compared with women giving birth 50 years ago. Why the longer labors? Modern moms are older, heavier and delivering bigger babies than in the 1960s. 58 more words

Facts & Statistics