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The first stage of labour can be separated into early labour and active labour. Find out what you can expect in both these phases of labour and how to cope with contractions as well as understanding physical changes and emotional reactions during this time.

An outline of the different phases of the 1st stage of labour

Physical signs and emotional reactions to the 1st stage of labour

Support strategies during the 1st phase of labour

Variations of the 1st stage of labour

What to expect from your caregiver during the 1st stage of labour

Labour 1st stage information sources


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