what are the 4 stages of labor?
1. In the initial weeks of pregnancy, there is not much of adjustments to be made by anyone. In all probability, the woman is not even aware that she is expecting. Perhaps, the woman had a bout of nausea that would simply not leave her, regardless of all kinds of remedies taken. If she visited a medical practitioner, she will soon come to know that she has conceived.
Now, this nauseous sensation, while not the case always, indicates that changes are occurring inside the woman's body and it is slowly adjusting to the same. Not every woman suffers from this feeling of nausea or morning sickness as it is called, but quite a few do. But, as the pregnancy progresses, it may, in all likelihood, ease up.
2. The subsequent pregnancy stage and its outcomes, will perhaps take place when the women begins to put on perceptible weight. She may take to sprucing things up and maybe even get you to junk things you had around for a long time.
In case she was never like this before, do not be amazed if she starts do behave in this manner in the initial stage of pregnancy. This is a typical symptom of the early pregnancy stage where quite a few women go about tidying things up and sorting things out. This phase is called as "nesting" and it is just a simple indication that the woman is preparing for motherhood by cleaning up, keeping everything in apple-pie order, and creating space for the new arrival.
3. As the days progress and she gets bulkier, there is this increasing need to remain near the bathroom. This is because, with the fetal development, it tends to exert pressure on the woman's bladder, thereby causing her to make frequent trips to the loo. Besides, the woman experiences a deep desire to consume certain kinds of food that she never before has taken. Now, the reason for this is that the fetal hormones in conjunction with the woman's hormones are producing these desires and mood swings, which she has never previously undergone. Be tolerant since these food desires and mood changes will disappear in due course of time.
4. The final stage of pregnancy denotes that the pregnancy is reaching its term. By now, the woman has added considerable weight, which has all gone to her front. In this stage, the fetus is exercising pressure on the woman's internal organs. She tends to be weary and drained since she is unable to get the much-needed rest or sleep peacefully.
She needs plenty of rest than she ever did before. She may not be very keen on sex at this point and there is a tendency for her to become irritable and belligerent. Do not let it effect you since this is just a temporary phenomenon. The fetus has gained weight and has become heavy and the woman is simply exhausted. She is all set for childbirth and is eagerly anticipating the moment when both of you become proud parents —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 13:44, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
The page on Caesarean Sections is full of risk factors, yet no risk factors are listed for vaginal delivery. It seems very biased to me.