The third stage of labour is defined as the period of time immediately following the birth of your baby during which the placenta and membranes will be delivered. The third stage of labour can either be physiological (occurring naturally) or managed (through administration of drugs). Are you wondering what will happen during delivery of your baby’s placenta? Do you want to explore the possible benefits of a physiological third stage? Have you heard of lotus birth and wonder what it is? This section explores the third stage of labour, from both physiological and managed perspectives.