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Normal Labor

  • Paul LyonsEmail author
  • Nathan McLaughlin
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Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Abstract

The experience of labor and delivery is the culmination of the prenatal period. It is the period with the most potential for both the most joy and the most anxiety. This chapter will discuss the normal progression of labor, including cervical dilation and efacement, along with normal advancement through the different stages of labor.

Keywords

Cervical dilation Fetal head Ischial spine Birth canal Posterior shoulder 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of MedicineCalifornia University of Science and MedicineSan BernardinoUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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