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Chapter 13: The birth of the placenta: stage 3 of labor

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HealthWiki > A Book for Midwives > Chapter 13: The birth of the placenta: stage 3 of labor


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After the birth of the baby, the placenta must be born. This is stage 3. Stage 3 usually lasts less than 1 hour.

This can be a wonderful and exciting time for the family. Watch closely to be sure that everything is healthy and normal. But be sure to give
the mother and family time to be with the new baby.