A G-Rated Explanation of What Your Cervix Does During Labor

Labor can get messy.

If you, like me, are the kind of person who would rather clean out mystery, slime-filled Tupperware from the back of the fridge than watch anything childbirth-related, you may have skipped all of the videos detailing exactly what happens to your nether regions when a baby is making its entrance.

The only problem with this is, for some, visualizing what your body is doing can give you a greater sense of what you need to do to help make it happen.

Using a balloon and a Ping-Pong ball, this video brilliantly describes the difference between Braxton Hicks contractions, and the real deal ones that actually thin and dilate the cervix.

No blood, no gore, and a fair amount of suspense while you wait to see what the Ping-Pong ball does. I give it two thumbs up.

Related: Your Vagina is not a Crystal Ball

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