Stages of Labor

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This four-page handout educates pregnant women about the three stages of labor. It explains that the first stage of labor is divided into early labor, active labor, and transition, and provides a general timeline with information about contractions and dilation of cervix. The document outlines delivery of the baby, and delivery of the afterbirth, or placenta. For each stage of labor, the document discusses what the mother should do, and what her partner can do to help.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Delivery, obstetric, Dilatation, Female, Labor, obstetric, Mothers, Placenta, Pregnancy, Women's Health
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
1/1/2012
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