Childbirth - • Mother helps by pushing • Usually from...

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Childbirth Dilation stage From when contractions start to full dilation of cervix (10cm) Contractions start- usually weak and irregular Become more vigorous and rapid and the infant’s head is forced against the cervix Eventually the amniotic water breaks Usually lasts 6-12 hours Expulsion From full dilation to deliverFrom full dilation to deliver of the infant
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Unformatted text preview: • Mother helps by pushing • Usually from 20-50 minutes • Baby doesn’t want to come out = c-section Placental Stage • Delivery of the placenta • Usually 15 minutes after baby is delivered • Called the afterbirth • Is the removal by tugging on umbilical cord • Important to get it all or serious infection can occur...
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