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Birth Overview Stages of Labor Birthing Options Post-Delivery Decisions Infant and Maternal Mortality NeoNatal Health PostPartum Issues Stages of Labor: 1/3 This stage may last 12-14 hours for first birth Is often significantly shorter for later births Uterine contractions 15-20 minutes apart, up to 1 min Contractions progress to 2-5 min apart; intensity increases Cervix effaces and dilates to about 10cm (4in) Effacement - thinning of the cervix When to go to the hospital 5-1-1 (5mins apart -- 1 min long -- for at least 1 hour) 4-1-1 3-1-1 Stages of Labor: 2/3 Baby's head starts to move through cervix and birth canal Contractions come almost every min and last for about a min Stage ends when the baby is completely outside of the mother’s body This stage usually last for 45 minutes to an hour Stages of Labor: 3/3 Placenta, umbilical cord, and other membranes are detached and expelled
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