Whether you’re currently pregnant, have ever been pregnant or you’ve simply got a vagina – you need to watch this video, which PERFECTLY describes what happens to a women’s uterus during childbirth.
Using a balloon and a ping pong ball, Charlotte demonstrates how Braxton Hicks (or practice contractions) during early labour, do little to help the cervix dilate.
She also illustrates how ‘real’ contractions, effacement (thinning) and dilation work and it’s absolutely fascinating!
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Taking part in this video:
Charlotte the Magpie Mama