Dr. Aaron Caughey Discusses Stalled Labor and Patience



UCSF posted this video of Dr. Aaron Caughey discussing labor arrest. Here is the caption that accompanies the video:

More than 130,000 pregnant women could avoid cesarean deliveries each year in the US if they and their doctors simply wait a few hours more during labor, according to a study by researchers in the UCSF Center of Excellence in Womens Health.

Dr. Aaron Caughey, who led the research, explains how patience during active phase arrest of labor can help reduce maternal mortality in childbirth without a negative impact on the infant, and potentially reverse the trend of rising c-sections. The study was published in the Nov. 2008 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Note the man’s credentials. I think I just gave myself an inferiority complex.




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