Epidural Anesthesia Shortens Duration of Labor in Singleton Vertex Presentation Spontaneous Delivery

Samuel Lurie, Avi Matzkel

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Abstract

Influence of epidural anesthesia on the duration of labor was studied in 1,206 parturients having spontaneous singleton vaginal delivery. In primiparous women, the mean first stage was 3.52 hr in the epidural group, and 7.68 hr in the control group (p<0.001), the mean second stage was 25.78 min in the epidural group, and 43.58 min in the control group (p<0.001). In the multiparous women, the mean first stage was 2.06 hr in the epidural group, and 3.85 hr in the control group (p<0.001), the mean second stage was 17.06 min in the epidural group, and 25.42 min in the control group (p<0.0001). The conclusion is that epidural anesthesia shortens the duration of first and second stages of labor in singleton vaginal delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • epidural anesthesia
  • labor

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