I read yesterday that the average time a woman spends in labor appears to have increased by more than two full hours since the 1950’s. Whoa.
Many things take us longer to get around to these days. Young adults are waiting longer to get married and to have children. Older folks are pushing retirement into later decades of life and our last breath has statistically stretched itself a little further from our first breath.
Since our life is longer now than what our ancestor’s used to be, could labor length have increased in proportion?