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Clue In On Color

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Clue In On Color

  1. 1. SIGNS AND STAGES OF LABOR
  2. 2. SIGNS OF LABOR 1. Regular contractions 2. Release of bloody “show” 3. Passage of liquid or “bag of waters”
  3. 3. 1st Stage: Dilation
  4. 4. Begins when: … 1st contraction begins Ends when: ..cervix is fully dilated to 10 cm or 5 fingers
  5. 5. Average length of time: … 8 to 20 hours for first baby; shorter for subsequent births
  6. 6. Events that occur: … uterine contractions begin … cervix dilates … amnio-chorionic membrane may rupture
  7. 7. 2nd Stage: Expulsion
  8. 8. Begins when: … cervix is fully dilated and head is “crowning” Ends when: … baby is born
  9. 9. Average length of time: … 5 to 45 minutes
  10. 10. Events that occur: …” crowning” of the head … episiotomy may be performed
  11. 11. More events… … head is turned so shoulders can be born easily
  12. 12. More events… … baby is helped to breathe and given an Apgar score
  13. 13. … the umbilical cord is clamped and cut THE BABY IS FINALLY HERE!
  14. 14. 3rd Stage: Afterbirth
  15. 15. Begins when: … contractions continues after the birth of the baby Ends when: … placenta is delivered
  16. 16. Average length of time: … 10 to 20 minutes
  17. 17. Events that occur: … contractions continue and cause the placenta to separate from the uterine wall … placenta is examined to be sure it has not torn, leaving some excess in the uterus
  18. 19. HARD WORK BUT GREAT RESULTS!

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