My heart could burst when I look back at old photos. This was Jorja just a few hours old! I look and I wonder how did I manage to pass a baby’s head through an opening which is essentially nowhere near that size. We all think this at one point or another when pregnant right? We know it happens but HOW!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Along with the fact that your body dilates, the baby’s skull also has a very clever design. The skull is made up of three sections. The top of the head, the face and the base of the skull. The second two are fused and so do not move. However the top of the skull is made up of several bones, which are connected by flexible membranes. Where these bones are held together, there are soft spots on the baby’s skull. This means that those bones actually move and slide over each other, so the skull gets moulded during the birth, especially as the baby moves down the birth canal. The contents of the baby’s skull do not get compressed, just moved around, so the skull gets longer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Incredible right!!!! So you got this mama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Your baby is designed to be born and you are designed to give birth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t be fooled by the word hypnobirthing, it’s the best thing you can do for you as you prepare for labour. For more information on my London courses visit www.hypnobirthingandme.com.