Fascinating Video Shows What Labour Is Really Like
Liz Chalmers in Washington State has nailed what labour is really like in a short video which was originally created to teach her niece, Charlotte, who is studying to become a childbirth educator.
During the fascinating balloon simulation video, which has been viewed millions of times across social media, New Zealander Liz demonstrates exactly what happens to our lady bits during labour, including the dreaded Braxton Hicks contractions, followed by real contractions, dilation and of course, the birth itself - although unlike the video featured, it's doesn't happen as quickly.
To begin with, Liz inserts a ping pong ball into a pink balloon. From here, the ball becomes the baby's head, the balloon becomes the uterus and the air vent becomes the cervix. Seems pretty standard to us but it's what she does next that will completely blow your mind.
Liz briefly demonstrates Braxton Hicks contraction followed by real labour contractions, showing how they start at the top of the uterus and work their way down the wall to push the baby down until eventually, the baby's head pops out. It's absolutely brilliant!
I don't know about you, but I have never seen a video explain it so perfectly. What do you think?
Kellie Kearney is a Dublin mammy of 4 kids aged 2, 3, 4 and 8 (and she is expecting baby #5 in May). A self-confessed procrastinator and picker-upper of things, Kellie would never turn down a coffee and she loves to travel and share every day true to life moments on Instagram of her expanding family. Follow her daily adventures on Instagram.