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Labor by the Numbers

Surprising stats on everything from pushing times to the percentage of women who get epidurals.
ByNatalie Gingerich Mackenzie , Contributing Writer|Updated January 31, 2019
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Before you head to the delivery room, you want to be as prepared as possible. (Hello, birth plan.) To give you an idea of what’s the norm when it comes to giving birth, we pulled together a variety of labor and delivery stats. Some of them may surprise you!

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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