Inconsistent definitions of labour progress and over-medicalisation cause unnecessary harm during birth

BMJ. 2023 Dec 6:383:e076515. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2023-076515.


Nanna Maaløe and colleagues argue that resource challenges, unclear and outdated clinical practice guidelines, and lack of women’s perspectives lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prolonged labour

MeSH terms

  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Labor, Obstetric*
  • Pregnancy