Labor and Birth Stage 1: Active Labor
TransitionThe period during which your cervix dilates from seven centimeters to full dilation (around 10 centimeters) is called “transition". This phase ends the first stage of labor and usually lasts about 12 contractions, or about one hour. Although transition can be a very intense time for many women, it helps to remember that it usually doesn't last very long and that your contractions will not get any stronger. You may experience the following during transition:
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