So, I was recently at a birth at a major medical center,
my doula client spent a long time at 7 cm, (around 12 hours, 8
unmedicated) and as the Chief Resident was discussing options
(AROM, Pit, C/S, etc) she cited the "danger" of being at a certain
dilation for an extended period of time...( and I think she
meant/stated transition dilation....I can't recall clearly due to
no my lack of sleep at the birth)
Anyway, she told my client that if her cervix remained unchanged at 7 cm, her risk of incompetent cervix would go up in future pregnancies.
I have never heard this (but, clearly, I don't know everything...)
Can you steer me to anything that supports her statement. I gave her my card and asked for resources, if she had time, but don't expect to get anything from her...
Does a stalled labor (particularly in the later transiton phase, put a woman at greater risk for IC in future pregnancies?