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Study: Women who fear childbirth are in labor longer

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Jun 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-28 23:20:31-04

Attention expectant mothers: If you want a short delivery, stop fearing childbirth.

A new study found women who feared childbirth are in labor an hour and a half longer than women who don't.

Researchers say it may be because of high levels of stress.

Twenty percent of women are scared of childbirth, according to a different study.