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Old 05-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #6
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Re: Some thoughts - contractions

There are other things going on as well with labor and contractions.
-The uterus contracting, which includes the first stage where the cervix is opening, and the second stage where the contractions shift to expelling and pushing (two different kinds of muscle movments and fibers used for them)
-the pressure that contracting uterus is putting on the other organs around it
-size and position of baby
-stretching of the vagina and perineum as baby comes down and out
-lactic acid build up
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