• 1

    Stage 1

    The first stage of labor begins with regular uterine contractions and ends with complete cervical dilatation at 10 cm.

  • 2

    Stage 2

    The second stage of labor begins with complete cervical dilatation and ends with the delivery of the fetus.

  • 3

    Stage 3

    The third stage of labor is the period between the delivery of the fetus and the delivery of the placenta and fetal membranes.

First Stage of Labor

The first stage of labor begins with regular uterine contractions and ends with complete cervical dilatation at 10 cm. 

There are two phases in the first stage of labor

  1. Latent phase from the start of labor until the cervix is dilated and includes accelerated cervical dilation.
  2. Active phase starts 6cm > and includes accelerated cervical dilation.
Second Stage of Labor
Third Stage of Labor