Managing First Stage Problems

Lack of progress, or failure to progress, can be very frustrating for laboring women. In my experience with homebirths, a malpresenting head and/or a stubborn cervix constitute the main reasons for transfer to hospital in the early stages of labor.
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About Author: John Stevenson

John Stevenson lives in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, where he practiced medicine for 20 years before giving up general practice to focus on homebirth. He is currently working on a book about childbirth management.

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