Physiology and Midwifery Care in the Second Stage of Labour
A full description of the second stage of labour including step-by-step process of the action of contractions and birth of the baby. Includes definitions, phases of the 2nd stage, hormones involved, pelvic and fetal skull diameters as well as the non-intrusive ways of recognising the second stage! Also discusses directed/valsalva pushing, hands off/on/poised?, preparation for the birth of the baby and the midwife\'s role throughout!
Diagrams, flow charts and pictures throughout to aid learning!