Don’t be surprised if your baby is born with a head shaped like this little baby in the picture. It’s completely normal and here is why. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Your baby’s skull bones are not solid but actually flexible allowing your baby to move down the birth canal just as he / she is supposed to during labour and when born appear to have a cone shaped head as a result. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You may also notice pulsating at the top of your baby’s head after they are born. I remember the first time I noticed this on Jorja I was like what is that?? But it’s totally normal and will remain like that until your baby is around 2 years of age when the bones finally fuse together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I talk a lot about the importance of oxytocin. You produce oxytocin on each out breathe and that’s why breathing is key when you’re in labour. Oxytocin stimulates the production of endorphins which are our body’s natural pain killers but also help loosen the ligaments that join the bones of your pelvis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So you see our bodies work in perfect harmony with our baby when in labour. We just need to work with our bodies and trust the process.
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