Your cervix during labour
Transition (7−10cm dilated)
During this phase of labour your contractions will be the strongest and last the longest. At this time, your cervix completes the shortening process and opens fully, which means to 10cm.
Transition is the most challenging, but also the shortest phase of the labour process.
You may begin to feel pressure in your rectum during transition, this is from your baby coming closer to being born.
What to expect during transition phase
Transition will last about 30 min - 2 hrs
Your cervix will dilate from 8cm to 10cm
Contractions during this phase will last about 60 - 90 seconds with a 30 second - 2 minute rest in between
Contractions are long, strong, intense and can overlap
This is the hardest phase but also the shortest
You might experience hot flashes, chills, nausea, vomiting or gas
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