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Position during labour is important, and can widen your pelvic outlet by 1-2cm. It may not sound like a lot but it is. Squatting not only creates more space, but gravity helps and this picture shows how the pelvis and uterus move forward, relieving back pressure, shortening the depth of the birth canal and second stage. During pregnancy you can build up your strength in your quads by doing simple squatting exercises;

Position during labour is important, and can widen your pelvic outlet by 1-2cm. It may not sound like a lot but it is. Squatting not only creates more space, but gravity helps and this picture shows how the pelvis and uterus move forward, relieving back pressure, shortening the depth of the birth canal and second stage. During pregnancy you can build up your strength in your quads by doing simple squatting exercises;

Fetal Positions for labor and birth.

Fetal Positions for labor and birth.

What is Episiotomy? Episiotomy is simply a surgical cut intended to widen the vaginal opening.  Its use is meant to prevent severe tears and trauma to the perineum during a vaginal birth.  It can a…

What is Episiotomy? Episiotomy is simply a surgical cut intended to widen the vaginal opening. Its use is meant to prevent severe tears and trauma to the perineum during a vaginal birth. It can a…

Ever Wonder Exactly What Happens During Childbirth? Check Out This Visual Guide: How the Cervix Opens to Give Birth

Ever Wonder Exactly What Happens During Childbirth? Check Out This Visual Guide: How the Cervix Opens to Give Birth

on the left you see a fully closed and thick cervix with mucus plug - prior to the onset labor. On the right you see a fully effaced and dilated cervix in labor. The image on the right also illustrates how contractions cause the upper part of the uterus (fundus) to tighten and thicken while the cervix and lower portion of the uterus stretch and relax, helping the baby pass from inside the uterus and into the birth canal for delivery.

on the left you see a fully closed and thick cervix with mucus plug - prior to the onset labor. On the right you see a fully effaced and dilated cervix in labor. The image on the right also illustrates how contractions cause the upper part of the uterus (fundus) to tighten and thicken while the cervix and lower portion of the uterus stretch and relax, helping the baby pass from inside the uterus and into the birth canal for delivery.

During labor, what does +1 or -3 mean anyway? Watch this for a visual description. #Fetal-Descent

During labor, what does +1 or -3 mean anyway? Watch this for a visual description. #Fetal-Descent

1st stage :: due date is today, let's get this rollin already!!!

1st stage :: due date is today, let's get this rollin already!!!

dysfunctional labor | Definition of « Cervical dystocia »

dysfunctional labor | Definition of « Cervical dystocia »

Stations of presentation

Stations of presentation