• COMMODORES - SAIL ON

    Now Playing

    SAIL ON - COMMODORES

  • ALISON MOYET - INVISIBLE

    Previously Played

    INVISIBLE - ALISON MOYET

  • ELTON JOHN - YOUR SONG

    Previously Played

    YOUR SONG - ELTON JOHN

  • STEVE PERRY - OH SHERRIE

    Previously Played

    OH SHERRIE - STEVE PERRY

  • LINDA RONSTADT - YOU'RE NO GOOD

    Previously Played

    YOU'RE NO GOOD - LINDA RONSTADT

  • JOHN LENNON - (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER

    Previously Played

    (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER - JOHN LENNON

  • ROD STEWART - THE MOTOWN SONG

    Previously Played

    THE MOTOWN SONG - ROD STEWART

  • QUEEN - I WANT TO BREAK FREE

    Previously Played

    I WANT TO BREAK FREE - QUEEN

  • THE DOOBIE BROTHERS - WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES

    Previously Played

    WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES - THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

  • Wham! - I'M YOUR MAN

    Previously Played

    I'M YOUR MAN - Wham!

  • THE POINTER SISTERS - FIRE

    Previously Played

    FIRE - THE POINTER SISTERS

  • TRACY CHAPMAN - GIVE ME ONE REASON

    Previously Played

    GIVE ME ONE REASON - TRACY CHAPMAN

  • FLEETWOOD MAC - OVER MY HEAD

    Previously Played

    OVER MY HEAD - FLEETWOOD MAC

  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

    Previously Played

    SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

  • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS

    Previously Played

    HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

  • HEART - THESE DREAMS

    Previously Played

    THESE DREAMS - HEART

  • JAMES TAYLOR - YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND

    Previously Played

    YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND - JAMES TAYLOR

  • MICHAEL JACKSON - ROCK WITH YOU

    Previously Played

    ROCK WITH YOU - MICHAEL JACKSON

  • NEIL DIAMOND - LONGFELLOW SERENADE

    Previously Played

    LONGFELLOW SERENADE - NEIL DIAMOND

  • CHICAGO - IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW

    Previously Played

    IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW - CHICAGO

  • GOO GOO DOLLS - IRIS

    Previously Played

    IRIS - GOO GOO DOLLS

Incredible picture of woman giving birth reveals how bones move during labour

Publish Date
Fri, 4 Oct 2019, 2:21PM
Photo / Tangi Birth Services Facebook
Photo / Tangi Birth Services Facebook

Incredible picture of woman giving birth reveals how bones move during labour

Publish Date
Fri, 4 Oct 2019, 2:21PM

WARNING: Graphic image

An incredible photo of a woman giving birth has gone viral, as it showcases the power of the female body.

Posted to Facebook by US pregnancy care centre Tangi Birth Services, the image shows a woman squatting over a hospital bed as medical staff attend to her.

There is a clearly visible bulge in her lower back.

"Can you see that bulge on her lower back? That is the rhombus of Michaelis," the caption explained.

"During the second stage of labour, a combination of bones including your sacrum actually move backwards and in doing so, increases the diameter of your pelvis."

Known as the "opening of the back", the Facebook post explained that the movement was "completely normal".

"It allows your baby the maximum amount of space to turn as they navigate their way out into the world," the post read.

"In order to facilitate the opening of your back, you should use active birth positions where you are upright and leaning forwards … Your body was made to do this! And your body and your baby work together!

"Birth is not something to be feared … it is something to be understood!"

North Dallas Doula Associates director Melissa Espey-Mueller, who took the photo, said she was "thrilled" to have been able to take a photograph showing the opening of the back.

"I have been a doula for 20 years and have been eager to find a photo showing this physiologic occurrence for some time," she said.

READ MORE:
• A new study claims having kids will make you happier ... but only once they move out 

Tangi Birth Services' post has since gone on to receive more than 22,000 comments and 50,000 shares, with many women admitting they had never heard of this happening.

"Wow. Just wow. I gave birth four times and never knew this," one commented.

"My husband told me about this! I give birth on my knees and he said the base of my back pushed out … And ouch! No wonder I found labour worse on my back! I soon flipped over," another mum wrote.

Incredible!

Listen Live Here Listen Live on iHeartRadio