Listen in on this recording from an IG Live where Trish breaks down the four stages of labor.
The four stages of labor are:
- Stage One: This stage is the longest and can last up to 20 hours or more for first-time mothers. During this stage, the cervix gradually opens (dilates) to allow the baby to pass through the birth canal. Stage one has three sub-stages: early labor, active labor, and transition.
- Stage Two is the pushing stage when the baby is born. During this stage, mama pushes to help the baby move through the birth canal and out of the body.
- Stage Three: This stage begins after the baby is born and ends with the delivery of the placenta (also known as the afterbirth).
- Stage Four is the period immediately after the delivery of the placenta, where the mother's body changes to return to its pre-pregnancy state and the mother and baby bond. This stage typically lasts about one to two hours.
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