Learning Outcomes

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

  • Describe the signs of true labour and distinguish between true and false labour.
  • Explain to the mother how to recognise the onset of true labour.
  • Describe the characteristic features and mechanisms of the four stages of labour.
  • Describe the seven cardinal movements made by the baby as it descends the birth canal in a normal labour.
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