The Three Stages of Labor: Dilation, Expulsion & Placental


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1. What are the stages of labor and in what order do they occur?

2. Hannah is pregnant, and her water just broke. Which structure has ruptured?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about the three stages that mothers go through when in labor. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of things such as when a woman's water breaks and the stages of labor in order.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Parts of the Apgar score
  • Stages of labor in order
  • Structure that is ruptured when a woman's water breaks
  • Recognizing true statements about labor

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related labor lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the parts of the Apgar score that tell medical professionals the health of a newborn
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the stages of labor in order

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to labor, read through the brief lesson, The Three Stages of Labor: Dilation Expulsion, & Placental. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what parturition is and how the progression of labor leads to it
  • Distinguish the difference between true labor and false labor
  • Understand the dilation stage and how the cervix dilates during this stage and how the amniochorionic membrane ruptures
  • Recall the expulsion stage and how it leads to delivery of a baby
  • Review an Apgar score and what it tells about newborn health
  • Learn about the placental stage and what the afterbirth is