Our expert says:
The active phase of labour (from 3 cm dilatation) should not take more than 8 hours. However, there are different reasons for delay. If, for example, the problem is that the contractions are not strong enough, then you could be given medication to make them stronger and you would then be allowed a longer time. If the problem is that the baby is too big, then you may not even be allowed 8 hours. In the end, I think that you will have to trust your doctor in labour. If you are not happy, rather switch to someone else now.
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