The time from when you give birth to your baby until you birth the placenta is known as the third stage of labor. It is a crucial part of childbirth, but unfortunately, it is often overlooked or misunderstood.
Today, we'll discuss what you need to know about the third stage of labor. We'll cover topics such as: how long it should take, physiological and medical interventions, risks associated with the process, and what you should expect during this stage for both you and your baby so you can be prepared when you give birth.
In this episode, we'll talk about:
-What happens to your baby in between the delivery and the placenta
-Why skin-to-skin is a must
-What the nurse assesses in your baby
-What an Apgar Score is
-What happens next based on your baby's Apgar Score
-When resuscitation is needed
-Active Management vs Expectant Management
-What Pitocin is
-Risk factors for a postpartum hemorrhage
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