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The second stage of labour  begins when your cervix is fully dilated and ends with the birth of your baby. Find out what to expect during the second stage of labour including the active pushing phase, the crowning and the birth of your baby.

An overview of the 2nd stage of labour

Physical signs of the 2nd stage of labour

Emotional reactions during the 2nd stage

Your baby's journey during the 2nd stage and birth

Support strategies during the 2nd stage

Variations of the 2nd stage of labour

What to expect from your caregiver during the 2nd stage

The FAQs relating to the birth

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