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Table 2 Characteristics of labors lasting more than 12 h compared to labors lasting 12 h or less

From: Does prolonged labor affect the birth experience and subsequent wish for cesarean section among first-time mothers? A quantitative and qualitative analysis of a survey from Norway

  Labor duration
>  12 h
n = 85
n (%)
Labor duration
≤ 12 h
n = 373
n (%)
p-value
<  5 cm cervical dilatation at labor start 83 (97.6) 263 (70.5) < 0.001
Induction 21 (24.7) 92 (24.7) ns
Oxytocin augmentation 84 (98.8) 205 (55) < 0.001
Epidural analgesia 82 (96.5) 218 (58.4) < 0.001
Spontaneous vaginal birth 35 (41.2) 260 (69.7) < 0.001
Operative vaginal birth 32 (37.6) 82 (22) 0.003
Intrapartum cesarean section 18 (21.2) 31 (8.3) 0.001
Bleeding ≥500 ml 33 (38.8) 76 (20.4) 0.001
Sphincter rupture 1 (1.6) 6 (1.2) ns
5 min Apgar score < 7 2 (2.4) 1 (0.3) ns
Wants a caesarean next time 18 (21.2) a 34 (9.1) b 0.003
  1. a: 4 CS, 11 opr vag, 3 spontaneous b: 15 CS, 7 opr vag, 12 spontaneous