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  • Labour is divided into 3 stages – the dilation of the cervix, the birth of the baby and the birth of the placenta.
  • Some of the signs and symptoms of going into labour may include period-like cramps, backache, diarrhoea and contractions.
  • If you are unsure whether to stay home or go to the hospital, ring and speak to one of the midwives.
  • If your waters break or if you start bleeding from the vagina, go immediately to hospital.
  • Having a support person with you can help enormously during labour.

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Reviewed on: 04-04-2022