This is a question that came up in class on Friday evening. I thought it would be great to answer it as a Q&A today:
Here is summary of the info:
Anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour could be considered range of normal as long as mom is doing well and not losing too much blood (<2 liters). Reference HERE
HERE is a great article to read about the delivery of the placenta and possible complicaitons. Dr. Rachel Reed, who writes the blog, Midwife Thinking, offers information and writes about a couple of scenarios that might interfere with the delivery of the placenta.
Please leave me a comment with your experience in this last phase of labor. Thankfully, all of ours were uneventful. Also, let me know if you have a question for next week!
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