Stages of Labor

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  • Stage 1

    Stage 1
    Contractions come at regular intervals, increasing in strength, length and frequency.
  • Transition

    Transition finishes the work of the first stage. The cervix is fully dialated
  • Stage 2

    Stage 2
    Contractions during the second stage push the baby through the pelvis as it starts to crown
  • Head emerges

    The head emerges firt and it changes shape to pass through better.
  • The third stage

    The third stage
    In the third stage the placenta emerges
  • Cord Blood

    The blood left behind the umbilical and placenta following birth