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NIH Study Finds Women Spend Longer in Labor Now Than 50 Years Ago

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Authors S. Katherine Laughon and Branch Ware were available last week for a news briefing to explain the results of their recent study on changing labor patterns.

An audio recording of the briefing is available at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/releases/Documents/Changing_Labor_Patterns.mp3 (MP3 - 4.25 MB) and a transcript of the briefing is available at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/resources/links/Pages/transcript033012_timetolabor.aspx.

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