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Your Step-by-Step Guide to The Stages of Labor

From the first contractions through transition and birth, we get the lowdown on labor stages from Lamaze.

What’s Happening: Transition Phase

The cervix finishes dilating and effacing. Contractions are now powerful and efficient, so this phase is usually quite short (less than an hour). Some women feel nauseous, shaky, restless or irritable during this phase of childbirth.

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By Judith Lothian, RN, PhD, LCCE, FACCE. Images courtesy of Lamaze.
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