Child birth is a great natural phenomena that a woman experiences.
Women fearing childbirth have a long duration of labor than those who are not nervous, as claimed by a new study.
The scientists said that calm and composed mothers deliver within six hours and 28 minutes to deliver their baby and apprehensive mothers take about seven to eight hours.
The researchers from the University of Oslo studied 2,206 pregnant women. They were 32 weeks pregnant and a psychological test was performed to assess their hidden fears.
The researchers discovered that 7.5 percent women were afraid of the process of childbirth.
All the women were followed till they delivered.
The apprehensive women released more adrenaline that restrained uterine muscles and facilitated proper uterine contraction thereby pushing the baby forwards.
Samantha Salvesen Adams, of the Health Services Research Centre, Akershus University Hospital, Norway, said,” “Generally, longer labor duration increases the risk of emergency caesarean section,” lead researcher of the study.”
He added,” “However, it is important to note that a large proportion of women with a fear of childbirth successfully had a vaginal delivery and so elective caesarean delivery should not be routinely recommended.”
Adams finally stated,” “This research shows that women with fear of childbirth are more likely to need intervention and this needs to be explored further so that obstetricians and midwives can provide support and advice.”
The study was published in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.