February 8, 2017

Congratulations on the birth of your precious bundle of joy!  If you think Labor is over, you are mistaken, but the worst is behind you, so relax and enjoy that precious baby scent and the feel of your baby in your arms!

Many people don't realize there is a Stage 3 in Labor.  Did you know there is even a Stage 4?

Stage 3 Labor: Delivery of the Placenta

What is happening - You will experience a few more contractions as your body expels the placenta.  You may feel a warm gush of fluid/tissue as...

February 7, 2017

If you have been following my blog series on Labor and Delivery, you have already read about the 3 different phases of Stage 1 Labor: Latent, Active, Transition).  Now I will discuss the happiest stage of Labor - Stage 2 - Delivery!!!!!

What is happening - your contractions have brought you to 10 cm dilation - hooray, it's finally time to push!  You may have already been experiencing the urge to push before reaching 10 cm.  Some doctors allow you to gently bear down when you feel this to hel...

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