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Stages of childbirth

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Every childbirth will progress at its own pace, but mothers often become worried if the dilation stage is taking long and the delivery is therefore delayed. It is good to know that plenty of other things are taking place in your body besides the dilation, and the delivery may be progressing well even if the midwife tells you that your dilation is slow. That is why you should also ask about the other signs of progress. These include your cervix turning forward and becoming softer and shorter, and your baby turning and settling lower in your pelvis.

Childbirth does not always progress in a linear way. First, it may take hours for the cervix to dilate one centimetre, but later it can dilate several centimetres in a single hour.

The dilation stage 

The pushing stage 

The third stage of childbirth 

Abnormal birth 

21.10.2020 15:48