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Definition of Second stage of labor

Second stage of labor: The part of labor from the full dilatation of the cervix until the baby is completely out of the birth canal. The second stage of labor is also called the stage of expulsion.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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