Stage two of your labor is when you are actually at 10 centimeters and pushing to deliver your baby.

This stage normally lasts between ten minutes to two hours. You will be pushing with all your worth” with your contractions and rest between your contractions trying to regain some of your composure and energy.

Your contractions will be 2 to 5 minutes apart and will last for 60 to 90 seconds.

During the Second Stage:

  • You will feel a strong urge to bear down.
  • Crowning occurs when the baby’s head can be seen at the vaginal opening.
  • You may feel pressure and stinging in the birth canal.
  • Hang in there! Your baby is almost here!

The Second Stage of Labor