labor

What is labor?


When you are ready to have your baby, you'll go through labor. Contractions let you know labor is starting. When contractions are five minutes apart, your body is ready to push the baby out. During the first stage of labor, your cervix slowly opens, or dilates, to about 4 inches wide. At the same time, it becomes thinner. This is called effacement. You shouldn't push until your uterus is fully effaced and dilated. When it is, the baby delivery stage starts. Crowning is when your baby's scalp comes into view. Shortly afterward, your baby is born. The placenta that nourished the baby follows.

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Labour
When it's nearly time for your baby to be born, your body will get ready for labour. Your baby will move down, pressing on your pelvis, so the upward pressure on your ribs will ease. Mood swings are common and you may feel a surge of energy.

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Labor Signs
The onset of labor is the most anticipated event of pregnancy. Many pregnant women fear they will miss the early signs of labor and be unprepared for the delivery of their child. Fortunately, the body provides several clues that the onset of labor is approaching.

Labor Induction
Labor induction also known as inducing labor is a procedure used to stimulate uterine contractions during pregnancy before labor begins spontaneously. A health care provider may recommend labor induction for various reasons, primarily when there's concern for a mother's health or a baby's health.

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Preterm labor
Preterm (premature) labor occurs when the uterus (womb) contracts and the cervix opens earlier than normal. The cervix is the opening of your uterus. Labor brings changes to prepare the baby to move from the uterus through the vagina (birth canal). This includes tightening and relaxing of your uterus, which causes the cervix to get thinner and open. Preterm labor happens after the 20th week of pregnancy but before the 37th week of pregnancy. An early labor could cause you to have your baby before he is ready to be born.

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Early Labor Signs
Labor is the steps your uterus (womb) goes through to deliver (push out) your baby. A contraction is when your uterus tightens and relaxes. Contractions (kon-TRAK-shuns) by your uterus cause the cervix to efface (thin) and dilate (open). The cervix is the bottom part of your uterus. When the cervix is completely effaced and dilated, your baby moves down the birth canal and is born. The last part of labor is when the placenta (afterbirth) is delivered. This usually happens within 30 minutes after your baby is born.

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