Incredible photo shows how much women's bones shift while giving birth

Must See 01/10/2019

It's no secret that women's bodies are incredible, but a new photo that has been posted online has proven another reason why they are just so amazing!

The photo features a woman in labour, and it has ultimately gone viral.

The picture reveals just how much the women's body bone structure can shift during birth to make way for the baby.

Warning: Following image may be graphic for some.

The image was shared by US centre Tangi Birth Services, and shows a woman bent over a hospital bed, with a clear bulge in the middle of her lower back. 

"That is the rhombus of Michaelis," the photo's caption explains. 

"During the second stage of labour, a combination of bones - including your sacrum - actually move backwards and in doing so, increases the diameter of your pelvis.

"This is what is known as the opening of the back."

The caption adds the shifting of the bones is "an integral part of physiological birth", as it allows the baby the maximum space to make their way out into the world. 

The post has gone viral with many woman very interested in seeing what was going on.

"I gave birth in my room all alone and this is exactly the position my body went in to deliver. Amazing. Our bodies are so powerful," one woman observed. 

"My husband told me about this! I give birth on my knees and he said the base of my back pushed out. Fascinating to see a photo of it thank you," wrote another. 

"And ouch! No wonder I found labour worse on my back! I soon flipped over."