Yes, we’ve all heard that a woman’s cervix dilates up to 10 centimeters before she starts pushing during childbirth. However, not many people realize how big is that really!
An image that was recently shared on social media has gained a lot of attention, and it shows just how big ten centimeters of dilations is, and it helps us understand what mothers go through during labor.
The photo was shared on Facebook by user Steffanie Christi’an, a singer and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan, and it shows a circular wooden board with ten carved circles out of it. Each one of the circles indicates how many centimeters is the diameter of the hole, and number 10 actually looks scary.
As you can see, the tenth circle is pretty large, and even a baby’s head is behind it. This is how big a woman’s cervix measures across before doctors encourage her to start pushing during childbirth.
The photo was shared over 165k times on Facebook, and a lot of people were reminded that they need to thank their mothers.