Childbirth: from the Opening Phase to the Expulsion Phase

The delivery is the long-awaited birth now imminent after 9 months pregnancy.

But how does the birth actually in detail?

The birthing process can be divided into 3 phases:

  1. the opening phase
    This first phase lasts the longest. The cervix shortened and widened at the same time. A natural childbirth through the vagina can take place only when the cervix completely, that is about 10 cm wide, is open.

At first, this can take up to 8 hours to complete. At more children, it’s faster. If the opening of the cervix is closed and the expulsion phase begins, the distance between the contractions will be reduced and it occurs every 3-4 a contraction minutes.

  1. the expulsion phase
    When the baby with the head is forward slipped in the bony pelvis, went into labor at 2-minute intervals occur. To fit well through the basin, the baby takes a slightly side shot posture one and inclined his head with the Chin on the chest. The baby emerges through the pool and change then for the last piece on the way to its head position out there: it raises the Chin and look with the face down (towards bottom). At this moment you have to press.

The baby throws even the pressing urge, by pressing on the dam and thus accelerates the leakage from the maternal pelvis. Wait until you are prompted by the doctor to the presses and then inhale deeply first before pressing: because the air is paused for several seconds while pressing, then breathed out.

Don’t worry, the midwife and the doctor tell you clearly about maternity clothing via, when breathing and when pressed. If the doctor gently takes the brains of babies receive, you must squeeze one last time, out to push around his entire body.

  1. the afterbirth
    10-20 minutes after childbirth contractions use again to expel the placenta (placenta). The doctor or the midwife can support this process by pressing on the abdomen.

The doctor checks whether the placenta is complete, to make sure that any remaining pieces of the placenta remained in the womb, because this could trigger infections or bleeding.


Labour : The process of child birth

Labour : The process of child birth