Pregnancy and Childbirth

Stage of childbirth

1. Dilation

A. Cervix opens up to 10 cm

B. Contractions begin

2. Labor

A. Contractions continue

B. Baby is moved down to the birth canal

C. Baby is delivered

3. Afterbirth

A. Placenta is delivered

Labor

Afterbirth

1St TRIMESTR

Baby

1. Eyes develop


2. Fingernails grow


3. Heartbeat begin


Mother


1. Morning sickness

2. Dizziness

3. Usally tired

2nd Trimester

Baby


1. Eyelashes and hair form


2. Suck on thumbs


3. Yawn stretch, make faces


Mother


1. Growing belly


2. Leg cramps


3. Skin changes

3rd Trimester

Baby


1. Lanugo covers the skin


2. Baby moves in to head down position


3. Lungs and major organs finish developir


Mother


1. Backaches


2. Weight gain


3. Short of breath