The placenta played a vital role in supporting your baby inside your womb. Now, that your baby has come out into the world, the placenta has outlived its purpose. It is now the turn of the placenta to be delivered.
Your cervix is dilated to the maximum and you must start helping to push the baby out through the birth canal. The entire process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to one or two hours.
Phase 3 of labour is called transitional labour. This is the final phase of Stage I of childbirth. It lasts from about fifteen minutes to an hour
Phase 2 of labour is called active labour. This phase lasts for about three to four hours on average. The contractions are stronger and more frequent during this phase. Try to keep your
Phase 1 of labour is called latent or early labour. This is usually the longest of the three phases. It is also generally the least intense and least painful.
Going through childbirth is a unique adventure. It very rarely happens exactly as you read in text books. Every individual's childbirth experience is unique and it is very