Dystocia Literally ‘difficult labour’, associated with slowness or lack of progress. Possible causes include: Contractions ineffective in dilating and effacing the cervix Uncoordinated contractions where the two segments of the uterus fail to work in harmony Contractions producing inadequate involuntary expulsion Abnormalities of fetal presentation and position, the pelvis, the birth canal, and congenital abnormalities […]

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