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Childbirth is Taking Longer

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Childbirth takes longer now than it did 50 years ago.

A government study finds U.S. women spend an average of 2 to 3 hours longer in delivery than they did in 1960's.

One possible explanation is that more women use epidurals for pain relief which are known to slow labor.