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Labor and Delivery

The last nine months may have seemed to last forever, but now you're on the home stretch. This section explains what happens on the delivery day - and will help you anticipate the steps that make this day a genuinely remarkable and memorable event.

Labor Basics


Cervical Changes During Labor Tool

Approaches To Childbirth

Delivery

After Delivery


Placenta Delivery animation

Special Delivery Situations




Review Date: 12/9/2012
Reviewed By: Irina Burd, MD, PhD, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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