Normal Vaginal Childbirth

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This video, created by Nucleus Medical Media, shows a time lapse view of labor and delivery during normal vaginal birth in a simplified form with only the mother’s skeletal structures and the baby in the uterus. Also shown in detail is dilatation (dilation or dilating) and effacement (thinning) of the cervix during childbirth contractions.

Music: Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1



SirGraveson says:

but…..but……the storks and shit…..

Alessa Dolan says:

why is the head so weird wtf

Shin Ha Yoo Love says:

yeah this is literally what I watch before 2016 ends.

Wednesday Tusso says:

I'm on the boring side of YouTube

Ume Hermanski says:

I'm searching for a good animation on childbirth, but so far there is either too much verbal content, or too little, like this video. I love the song, and I think this is better than the previous two vids I just watched… here are my comments from the other vids that involve narrations: This video needs to be updated! Telling women they will have pain in labour is not necessary… it can actually cause pain to be worse due to the fear of pain causing tension in women before and during labour. A woman lying on her back is NOT the best pose for natural birth! Squatting is the best way to deliver babies because it allows the greatest opening of the pelvic bones, so a larger passage for the baby to fit through. The skull bone movement is important and good to show women, it's important to know that a baby's head can change shape to fit through her own pelvis so she doesn't have to worry about being too small. The hands receiving the baby at the end should not be shown twisting or bending the baby's head, this can cause neck injuries! Babies naturally turn during normal birth, and do not need to be helped by an outsider… hands off techniques are safer and better, unless there is an unusual issue… but even shoulder dysplasia, when a shoulder is caught behind the pelvic bone, should not be dealt with by twisting or pulling the baby's head… in a case of shoulder dysplasia, the best solution is for mother to turn onto hands and knees and deliver doggy style, or try other upright and squatting positions. Standing up, or partial standing/squatting during labour are also great ways to deliver! Showing the umbilical cord being cut right away is also not necessarily wise, it's possible cutting the cord early makes the placenta deliver more quickly, but does this increase the risk of postpartum haemorrhage? Massaging the placenta downwards gently (massage mother's belly while she is nursing the baby) helps the uterus to contract, and the baby can stay connected to the placenta for awhile to make sure the oxygen and blood volume going to the baby is maximized. (I've had five babies, etc.)

Fox Envy says:

why am i watching this at 2:30 in the morning before bed?!?!

Hamik Gregory says:

Looks like a numbing long trip through the birth canal! Poor baby and brave mom whose body must open for the baby to be born! Anatomically amazing!

Snap says:

This was beautiful. No words, just orchestra and nature! Powerful…

Irun Mon says:

This is so deep, I can see adele in there

yogayantra Dominique says:

why are we shown the most painful position for a woman to deliver: lying on her back! You know that we should be squatting, or kneeling, but not lying.

Maria Kinner says:

There goes your tailbone! nature needs to fix this mistake.

Maria Kinner says:

thank you for this! We are preparing to start our family soon…..this video grosses me out and scares me, but its so helpful!

c033954 says:

Music: Cello Suite In G Major by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hannibal Lecter says:

The final component in a textbook list of stages is lateral flexion to allow delivery of shoulders and trunk. I can see no lateral flexion on this video, so if someone could please enlighten me as to what this stage describes I would be grateful.

Thaneindra Naidu says:

And that is why we should always love our beautiful Mother!

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