Stages of childbirth: childbirth stages in images
  
First stage of childbirth - cervical dilatation, step 2
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First stage of childbirth - cervical dilatation, step 2


The cervix is still long but it begins to open up. Bands of muscles running vertically down begin to lift horizontal muscles that hold the cervix closed during this opening phase.


Parenting Editor
09/30/2012
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