Stages of childbirth: childbirth stages in images
  
Second stage of childbirth - birth of the baby, step 8
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Second stage of childbirth - birth of the baby, step 8


Baby's head continues to appear as the perineum stretches. You can reduce the risk of tearing or having a episiotomy by your birth position (it's easier if you're squatting, on all-fours, or in a water bath) and by using perineum massage during pregnancy.


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30/03/2012
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