As a pregnant mother, you should also be collecting information about natural childbirth. When you see the term \”opening the fingers\” in a lot of information, do you feel trembling in your heart and think: Do you really have to put all ten fingers and two palms in during a natural birth in order for the baby to be born smoothly? There must be many mothers who feel this way, so what is the answer? Let’s find out together. What is \”open fingers\”? \”Opening ten fingers\” is our common name, which is also a nickname. The real name should be \”cervical dilation\”. The cervix is the passage connecting the vagina and uterine cavity, and is only 2CM long. Under normal circumstances, the distance between the cervix openings is very small to prevent external bacteria from harming the uterus. During delivery, the cervix will gradually shorten as the contractions intensify, until it expands into a 10CM wide channel. Therefore, this process is also called \”opening ten fingers\”. Does \”opening ten fingers\” really mean putting ten fingers in? Of course not. Doctors usually use internal examination to check the dilation of the mother\’s cervix. Initially, the doctor will put a finger into the mother\’s anus. Because the vagina and anus are close to each other, doctors can explore the anus to understand the dilation of the mother\’s cervix. The cervix needs to be dilated to 10CM to complete the first stage of labor. If one finger is 1CM, it is the width of ten fingers. It looks very scary, but in fact everyone\’s fingers are wider than 1CM, and the width of an adult\’s palm reaches 8-9CM. Therefore, the amount of food put into the mother\’s body is usually a palm, not ten fingers. The first stage of labor is the first stage of labor: it begins when the mother begins to experience regular uterine contractions and ends when the cervix is fully dilated to 10cm. This labor process takes the longest time. Generally, it takes 12-16 hours for first-time mothers, and 6-8 hours for multiparous women. The second stage of labor begins with the full dilation of the cervix and ends with the safe delivery of the fetus. The fetus at this stage will perform very complicated operations in the birth canal, and what we mothers need to do is to follow the doctor\’s instructions and exert strength so that the fetus can be born as soon as possible. First-time mothers need to spend 1-2 hours in this stage, while multiparous women will do it faster. The third stage of labor begins with the delivery of the fetus and ends with the successful delivery of the placenta. Under normal circumstances, the placenta will be successfully delivered within half an hour of the baby\’s birth. If the baby cannot be delivered within half an hour, the doctor will need to help remove the placenta with bare hands. This process is extremely cruel and painful.