The third stage

This stage of labour includes the delivery of the placenta and membranes, and the control of bleeding.

The third stage of pregnancy

Routine actions in
the third stage

In most hospital units, the third stage is ‘actively managed’, which may speed up this stage of labour.

Being in hospital and going back home

Some mums enjoy their time in hospital while others find it stressful and can’t wait to get home.

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