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What are the normal physical responses of a pregnant woman who is on a Latent Phase of the First Stage of Labor?



A. Able to continue usual activities
B. Contractions mild, initially 10 to 20 minutes apart
C. Contractions moderate to severe, 2 to 3 minutes apart
D. Nausea, hiccups

This question is part of Maternal and Child Health Nursing (Intrapartum and Postpartum)
Asked by Labitadlea, Last updated: May 30, 2020

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Sophia Lee Ryan

Sophia Lee Ryan

Answered Aug 18, 2017

Labor is different for each woman, but it primarily occurs in three stages. The first stage of labor is known as the latent phase. At this stage, contractions are typically very mild, and are roughly 10 to 20 minutes apart. The woman can often continue to go about her usual activities at this point, and many women use this time to make any last-minute preparations for going to the hospital for the delivery.

At this point in labor, most women will remain at home, as most hospitals won’t admit a woman who is in the first stage of labor, unless there is some emergency. By breathing through the mild contractions, most women find this stage of labor easy to manage without medications.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Aug 09, 2017

Able to continue usual activities
Contractions mild, initially 10 to 20 minutes apart
 

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