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Immediate Versus Delayed Pushing During the Second Stage of Labor

Sperling, J.D.; Gossett, D.R.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000575064.03899.2c
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(JAMA. 2018;320(14):1439–1440)

In an effort to optimize cesarean delivery rates, there has been extensive research examining the management of labor. A prolonged second stage of labor is associated with adverse outcomes for both mother and infant and whether women should push immediately or delay pushing upon complete cervical dilation is still unknown.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA

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