Table 2

Progress of labor

Labor progress

Epidural N = 197

Meperidine N = 198

P value


Active phase of first Stage of labor (h)

2.49 ± 1.40

2.40 ± 1.55

NS

Second stage (h)

1.04 ± 0.69

0.86 ± 0.71

NS

Oxytocin augmentation After initiation of Analgesia

197(100)

192(96)

NS

Rate of cervical dilatation (cm/h)

0.53 ± 0.2

0.54 ± 0.2

NS

Fever ≥ 38°C

43(22)

13(7)

<0.001


Data are Mean ± SD Standard Deviation

Or N (%)

NS = Not Significant

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