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First Stage Of Labor – Active

During our third prenatal class we learnt about the active stage of labor (1 to 5 cm dilation), which follows the latent stage. PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: Pregnancy Day By Day defines this phase as the individual point for each woman where cervical change happens more quickly and predictably. For most women, active labor occurs at around 4 […]

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First Stage Of Labor – Latent

Today during our second prenatal class we learnt about the first (latent) stage of labor (dilation around 1 cm), which can last between a few hours to a few days! If you don’t go to a prenatal class the book Pregnancy Day By Day does a great job at describing what this stage looks like: POSSIBLE […]

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