Dystocia; failure to progress; c-section rate; slow labor; difficult labor; c-section

"Failure to Progress"

"Failure to progress" in labor is a common reason for unplanned C-sections. Sometimes, though, it might simply be failure to wait. We've all heard the term, but what does it mean? Are there things you can to that will encourage labor to proceed? Does failure to progress always signal the need for intervention?