Pregnancy Dilation Chart Proves Why Women Are Freakin’ Badasses


Our mothers are our superheroes. They carry us for nine whole months and then go through hours of excruciating pain to bring us into the world. And the awesomeness of mothers doesn’t stop there because they then spend the rest of their lives loving and supporting us.


Recently, a picture has gone viral of a birth dilation chart. It emphasizes just how amazing nature can be when it comes to natural childbirth. Both pregnancy and childbirth are something that is unique unto women, and it’s amazing to learn about the female body and how it undergoes certain changes in order to accommodate the birth of a child. That’s why our moms are so awesome, and we should all be grateful to them.

This is what 10cm of dilation looks like. This is why we deserve all the things.Photo Credit: SCV Birth Center

Posted by Steffanie Christi'an on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Steffanie Christi’an shared a picture to her Facebook, which shows a wooden dilation chart used by SCV Birth Center, which depicts the progression of cervical dilation at every centimeter throughout the labor process. The post has become viral, accruing over 181K shares. Steffanie’s caption reads, “This is what 10cm of dilation looks like. This is why we deserve all the things.”

The SCV Birth Center uses the chart as an educational tool for pregnant mothers in order to show them what to expect and how their cervix will dilate when it’s time. The Birth Center is situated in the Santa Clarita Valley, and is the only nationally accredited CABC birth center in all the SCV, Antelope, and San Fernando Valley.

Naturally, nothing will ever fully prepare a new mother for everything that makes up the childbirth experience, but it’s still pretty awesome that facilities such as the SCV Birth Center are in existence in order to give new moms a taste of what is to come – a little ‘what to expect when you’re expecting’ type of deal. It’s something that helps mothers feel a little bit more confident and secure while preparing to give birth.

So shout out to all moms out there – you guys deserve it all.



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