Tag: cervical recoil

What is a labour plateau?

A labour plateau is a phrase used to describe a pause or slowdown in labour. The labour plateau is a phenomenon with which I am very familiar. As a midwife, I attended mostly physiological births, where it is common to…

What is cervical recoil?

What is cervical recoil, and why is it important? Sara Wickham explains why it can be normal for cervical dilation to go backwards in labour.