Birth of the Placenta

Physical signs

• Small to medium contractions

• Uncontrollable shivering

• Some bleeding

Emotional reactions

• Excitement

• Focusing on the baby, fatigue, relief, joy

What can the mother do?

• Continue breathing exercises if you need to

• Listen to the pushing instructions 

• Press the baby to your skin

• Watch as your baby gets its first check-up

• You can take a look at your placenta if you’d like

What can the father do?

• Help the mother with her breathing as she pushes

• Hold your baby, help the mother hold the baby

• Watch as your baby gets its first check-up


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