The mechanism of labor is the sequence of actions that occur on the head during childbirth as it undergoes adaptation in the pelvis. It is a complex process.
The Third Stage of Labor: What to Expect
The third stage of labor is the final stage of childbirth, begins after delivery of the baby and ends with delivery of the placenta that can last from 5-30 min.
The Second Stage of Labor: What to Expect
The second stage of labor is the phase that occurs after the cervix has dilated to 10 cm and ends with the delivery of the baby that last from 30 min to 2 hrs.
The First Stage of Labor: What to Expect
The first stage starts with true labor pains, which are contractions that cause the cervix to open and complete when the cervix is fully dilated at 10 cm.
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