In this section we look at the three stages involved in
a normal birth* ( ,
of the baby, ), including a look
at common as well as a focus on the immediate (the period following delivery of the baby and placenta).
You can also find sections on , common as well as a look at .
*The World Health Organisation defines normal birth
" spontaneous in onset, low-risk at the start of labour and remaining
so throughout labour and delivery. The infant is born spontaneously in
the vertex position between 37 and 42 completed weeks of pregnancy. After
birth mother and infant are in good condition ."
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The information in this page is presented in summarised form and has been taken
from the following source(s):
Care in Normal Birth: A Practical Guide. Report of a Technical Working Group,
World Health Organisation, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, 1999.
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