Created by midwives at Royal Oldham Hospital in Lancashire, a group of ten “dilation pumpkins” illustrate how the cervix dilates during labour. The pumpkins are lined up in ascending order, from 1cm to 10cm.
The first pumpkin looks mildly surprised and relatively cute, whilst the last pumpkin looks absolutely horrified (much like all the women of child-bearing age viewing this image).
The picture previously did the rounds in 2019 before author and medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris reshared the image with her 117,000 Twitter followers earlier this week.
A few years ago, midwives at the Royal Oldham Hospital in Lancashire created "dilation pumpkins" - and I don't thin… https://t.co/Mjo51RGpEh