Child Development (Stages Of Birth)

the stages of birth

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First stage

the water brakes, and the muscles of the uters walls contract and they open the cervix untill its wide enough for the babys head to pass through, 

normally the vagina has to be dialuted 10cm before she can start pushing.

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Stage two

whilst the mother is pushing, the babys head will be pushed out of the vagina this is called crowning

the midwife wil then ease the shoulders out and your baby will be born,

they then clamp the umbilical cord in two places and then it is cut between the two clamps. you will be given your baby to hold for the first time.

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Stage three

the mother then has the after birth

this is where the placenta is delivered through the vagina

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