Key clinical point: There was no significant difference in the second stage of labor for women who used the dental support device.
Major finding: The second stage of labor lasted a mean 84 minutes for those using the device and a mean of 92 minutes for those in the control group (P = .11).
Study details: Randomized, controlled trial of 346 nulliparous women with term singleton pregnancies.
Disclosures: The authors reported no outside sources of funding and no conflicts of interest.
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