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Abnormal uterine action

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If labour lasts more than 12 hours, the membranes are ruptured and there is no progress with oxytocic augmentation of uterine action then a section is indicated.

A contraction ring is a very rare complication of the first stage of labour. The labour will be obstructed and caesarian section is required.

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