problems in stage 1

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  • prolonged latent stage
  • primary dysfunctional labour
  • secondary arrest of cervical dilation

Dysfunctional uterine activity and OP position can be augmented with IV syntocinon (=oxytocin) Other problems may be due to cephalo-pelvic disproportion, malpresentation or fetal anomaly.

Last reviewed 01/2018