The Transitional Stage of Labour

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Written by Sally Underwood …Almost there – oh my goodness – this is it!! Labour consists of 4 stages –  Latent phase; when the cervix ripens, effacement takes place and you get to around 4cm dilated. First stage; when the cervix dilates from 4cm – 10cm, with regular surges.  The surges will become stronger, longer, and more frequent – usually about every 5 minutes, lasting 40-60 seconds  Second stage; the birth of your baby Third stage; the separation and delivery … Read More