A study was done at UCSF which showed that waiting at least 2 hours if a mom is not dilating during active labor can help prevent about 1/3 of the cesareans done for “failure to progress"
...This link to the Enjoy Birth Blog is one which I suscribe to (RSS Feed) and recommend. There's lots of good information here. If you get a chance also read December 24th blog, Extra babies in December? explaining the high rate of induction and the concequences and why every week of pregnancy is important! Enjoy In Joy, Rosie