During the second stage you give birth to your baby. There’s no such thing as a typical labour and birth – they’re all different. The important thing is that while they vary, they’re all normal.
Giving birth to your baby
When your cervix is fully open and your baby's born
Delivering your placenta
When you deliver the placenta and membranes after your baby's born
When you lose your baby after the 24th week of a pregnancy or during birth
Premature (preterm) labour
When labour starts before you’re 37 weeks pregnant