Once she delivers the baby, the new mother will experience contractions again between five and 30 minutes later that help separate the placenta from the uterine wall and move it down towards the vagina.
Chills and shakiness are common during this stage.
After placenta delivery, the birthing process is over.
The physician or midwife will examine the mother to assess any vaginal tears and determine if stitches are necessary.
If there was an episiotomy, physicians will repair it at this time.