Presentation on theme: "Belly Picture. Braxton-Hicks Contractions (false labor) Energy spurts 1-2 days before Increase vaginal mucus Loose stool, diarhea Lightening (2-4 week."— Presentation transcript:
Braxton-Hicks Contractions (false labor) Energy spurts 1-2 days before Increase vaginal mucus Loose stool, diarhea Lightening (2-4 week before)
Loss of mucus plug- seals cervix to prevent bacteria from entering uterus. Blood or a pink stain occurs when it dissolves. Water breaks- amniotic sac holding amniotic fluid ruptures or breaks Contractions begin
Longest Stage Contractions 60 seconds/ 5-6 minutes apart Effacement –cervix becomes paper thin Cervix must dilate to 10 cm (4inches)
Duration will last about 8-12 hours Your cervix dilate to 3 cm Contractions will last about seconds, 5-30 minutes of rest in between contractions Contractions may feel like aching in your lower back, menstrual cramps, and pressure or tightening in the pelvis area
Duration will last about 3-5 hours Your cervix will dilate from 3cm to 7cm Contractions about seconds with 3-5 minutes rest in between (This is usually the time that you head to the hospital)
30 min-2 hrs It becomes fully dilated. Your cervix will dilate from 7cm to 10cm. (4 inches) Contractions about seconds with a 30 second-2 minute rest in between This is the hardest phase but thankfully the shortest. You may experience hot flashes, chills, nausea, vomiting, or gas
Babys head appears at opening of birth canal. Contractions move baby out Can be 3 minutes to 3 hours Pelvis and vagina stretches due to hormones (Relaxin)
Cutting the perineum, to prevent the vagina from tearing.
Specialized tongs, molded to fit babys head. Helps baby to emerge more quickly or slowly
Dr. Attempt to shift its position by applying pressure to your abdominal wall. Most circumstances, it's considered safer to deliver a breech baby by c-section.