During labour, the muscles of the uterus contract and shorten, thereby opening and pulling up your cervix into the lower part of the uterus. This action pushes the baby further down in to your pelvis. At the same time baby’s head is pushing on your cervix and together these complex actions work to facilitate dilatation (the widening of the cervix) and the birth of your baby.
We are all aware how life savingforcepscan be to the delivery of babies that are distressed or stuck and for labours that are not progressing. We are so grateful to have this tool around to save a mum and baby’s life or prevent the baby from becoming severely hypoxic or oxygen deprived.