Long/difficult labour

Prolonged labour, also known as failure to progress, happens approximately 20 hours or more (for first-time mothers), and 14 hours or more (if you have previously given birth).

Difficult Labour

Prolonged labour, also known as failure to progress, happens approximately 20 hours or more (for first-time mothers), and 14 hours or more (if you have previously given birth).

A prolonged labour occurs during the first stage of labour and can be exhausting and emotionally draining. 
Birth canal issues can make delivery difficult. Early recognition of these issues can help you deliver your baby safely and your doctor can perform an ultrasound to check if your baby is at risk.

Remaining in the birth canal for too long can be harmful as contractions can compress their head, causing delivery complications.

Attend regular prenatal check-ups, and insist on close monitoring during your delivery.

*For information purposes only. If you have any health concerns, seek immediate attention from your doctor.