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What is the second stage of labor?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Second stage

The second stage of labor begins when you're fully dilated and ends with the birth of your baby.
This is sometimes referred to as the "pushing" stage.

In brief: Second stage

The second stage of labor begins when you're fully dilated and ends with the birth of your baby.
This is sometimes referred to as the "pushing" stage.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Pushing

The second stage is between becoming completely dilated and pushing the baby out.
The first stage is getting to completely dilated. The third stage is the delivery of the placenta.

In brief: Pushing

The second stage is between becoming completely dilated and pushing the baby out.
The first stage is getting to completely dilated. The third stage is the delivery of the placenta.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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