We’ve all heard it, first time moms should expect super long labors. But recently I heard from lots of moms who had precipitious births, under 5 hours, even as first time moms! And it got me thinking. Why is there such a wide range of normal in the lengths of labor? Why does it seem like more moms have long labors than short? I do not believe that the one thing our species depends on for survival should make us say “I never want to do that again.” Listen in for some reasons why modern life has our labors longer and also three things you can do to help!
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