Labour - Stage 3


Placental -   The mother may be shaky.

Her uterus cramps. The placenta separates from the wall of the uterus.

The cord is clamped after it stops pulsating approximately 2/4 mins.  Delayed cord cutting is important.

Skin on skin for the mum and baby.

How long does it last?  this stage is the shortest stage of labour and usually lasts only 15 to 30 minutes.

What does the mother feel?  Deep emotions. Relief. Preoccupied with the baby or wish to breast feed.