Study: Women who fear childbirth are in labor longer

Posted on: 6:21 pm, June 28, 2012, by , updated on: 11:20pm, June 28, 2012

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.