Pregnant Woman Giving Birth Hospital Birth Story Pushing the Baby Out What to Expect

Transition causes the cervix to dilate fully and labor then progresses to second stage Some women experience a resting period of about twenty minutes between the transition stage and the first second stage contraction The second stage when the mother pushes and gives birth can be as short as 20 minutes or lasts as long as two or three hours or more Second stage contractions last 45 to 90 seconds each and are 3 to 5 minutes apart Giving mother’s more rest in between than she had during transition as a second stage Contraction builds in intensity most women feel a strong urge to bear down and push During pushing I felt contractions, but they weren’t as bad as before. I started pushing I just felt an urge to push and not stop The range of emotions experienced by women entering the pushing stage can be overwhelming They may feel relief and energy from a second wind Or if pushing is prolonged this excitement may be mixed with feelings of exhaustion and frustration Pushing was a huge relief for me because it was like I know that there is going to be an end to this Plus it really actually felt good to push, and I could tell that there was progress so it was emotionally more satisfying for me During second stage Partners can help Mom change into comfortable productive positions

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