Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

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Labour - Second stage

Labour second stage

The second stage of labour begins when the woman's cervix is fully dilated and the body changes focus from preparation to action. During this phase, your baby's head will move down out of the uterus and into the birth canal. This phase ends with the birth of your baby. Are you wondering what will happen during the second stage of labour? Perhaps you are looking for ways to reduce the likelihood of perineal trauma during your baby’s birth. Do you wonder what you can do to help your body and your baby progress through this stage? This section explores the second stage of labour both when it occurs naturally and when interventions are employed .

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