1. The uterus contracts and the cervix opens.
2. The "water breaks" (amniotic fluid is released.
3. The cervix's mucus plug comes out.
4. The baby's head begins to push into the bith canal.
5. Ends when the cervix is fully dilated.
1. The baby's head emerges and shoulders rotate.
2. Episiotomy (little incision of vagina) may be performed.
3. The baby is delivered.
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