The ut.erus serves as the first home for your unborn kid. The “simplest” function of the uter.us is to facilitate the conception, development, and habitation of a new human life. During pregnancy, the ute.rus carries your child for around 9 months. It protects your child and provides everything they need to grow and finally give birth. That is truly astonishing considering that without the uterus, none of us would exist.
It stretches to accommodate a growing baby, is strong enough to ʜᴀᴍᴍᴏᴄᴋ the baby safely and carefully in its cocoon, and is powerful enough to contract and birth your baby when the time comes. It is in fact an, until now, unsung Super Hero….
“Your ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs is made up of sets of muscles that work together as pairs. Long muscles run top to bottom and round muscles circle around the ᴄᴇʀᴠɪx and ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs like rings.
In the ‘first’ stage of labor, the long muscles contract, and the round muscles relax. Literally drawing the ᴄᴇʀᴠɪx up over the baby’s head (or bottom) and forming a great wedge of muscle at the top of the ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs. Ready for the expulsive stage of labour where the round muscles squeeze and push your baby down and out to be born.
Such a powerful set of muscles, doing such a powerful job and creating some ᴘʀᴇᴛᴛʏ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅʏ ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀfᴜʟ sᴇɴsᴀᴛɪᴏɴs!” Because the Uterus is a muscle working at its peak throughout labor it also needs proper hydration with ᴍɪɴᴇʀᴀʟs ʟɪᴋᴇ sᴏᴅɪᴜᴍ, ᴍᴀɢɴᴇsɪᴜᴍ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴀssɪᴜᴍ, ᴄʟᴇᴀɴ ᴇʟᴇᴄᴛʀᴏʟʏᴛᴇs and of course a good flow of oxytocin. It’s also, by weight, the strongest muscle in your body so remember to stay hydrated and well nourished during labor.