Providers now define active labor as six centimeters cervical dilation and encourage low risk women to labor at home during early labor. This is because when women are admitted to the hospital when their cervix is only three or four centimeters
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Evidence on Fetal Monitoring During Labor
by Rebecca Dekker, Ph.D, RN of EvidenceBasedBirth.com.
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