Introduction to Psychology/Child and Adolescent Psychology/Birth

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Stages of labor[edit]

  1. dilation
    • This stage of labor is the longest, lasting 6 to 14 hours.
    • This stage begins when the uterus starts regular contractions, which cause dilation.
  2. delivery
    • During this second stage of labor, the baby actually moves through the birth canal and is delivered. Lasting an average of 30 minutes to 2 hours. This stage ends with the delivery of the baby
  3. after birth
    • During the third and final stage, the placenta and other membranes emerge through the birth canal.
    • This stage usually lasts and hour, and the mother continues to experience weaker contractions.
  • Types of delivery
  • Drugs during delivery