Labour - Stage 2


BIRTHING -

The cervix is fully dilated.

The baby's head might be in the birth canal.

The contractions seem to slow down or even stop for 15 mins or so.

The mother becomes optimistic and determined.

The mum must only push if she feels the urge. Sometimes the baby need to come down lower.

This is an exciting phase and time is close to seeing her baby.

Strong contractions resume with the urge to push. The urge is strong and involuntary it comes from the inside.

The baby moves down with each pushing effort.

Crowning - the baby's head no longer slips back between pushes.

the mother feels an intense burning and stinging in her vagina.

The baby's head emerges and rotates and the rest of the body follows.

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