when your body causes your baby to be born
process of childbirth, beginning with the rhythmic contractions of the uterine muscles, which open the cervix to allow a baby to be born, and ending with the expulsion of the placenta.
when you begin to sense contractions
first and longest phase of labour during which the cervix effaces and dilates to three centimetres.
after your baby is born you may have bleeding and discharge from your vagina, called lochia
vaginal discharge and bleeding that resembles a heavy period and continues after delivery for about six weeks before tapering off.