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Risk of labor abnormalities with advancing maternal age


, : Risk of labor abnormalities with advancing maternal age. Obstetrics and Gynecology 55(4): 414-416

The relationship between maternal age and the frequency of dysfunctional labor patterns was assessed retrospectively in a population of 6248 gravid women. A significant correlation between age and protraction disorders was observed in nulliparas. This could not be accounted for by patterns of anesthetic use, and it is speculated that a decrease in myometrial efficiency may accompany aging during the reproductive years.

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PMID: 7366895

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