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Genetic and Demographic Factors That Influence the Pain and Progress of Labor

The purpose of this study is to try to understand why the experience of labor differs among women. The investigators want to understand why some women have longer or shorter labors and why the amount of pain women experience is different. The investigators hope to be able to consider women more individually in terms of their pain and progress of labor.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

University of Virginia

Collaborator: Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Genetic: Progress, Pain


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Study participants will be women presenting in term labor.

   - Patients of all ethnicities will be included.

   - All subjects will be greater than or equal to 18 years of age and able to give

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Include preexisting pain syndromes or the regular taking of pain medications.

   - Preterm birth (< 37 weeks) and preeclampsia.

   - Cervical dilatation more than 6 cm

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - 50 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305