A video of the first ever MRI of birth has gone viral, garnering an impressive amount of attention in a short time!
The video, shot at the CharitÃ© University Hospital in Berlin, Germany back in November of 2010, shows a normal, healthy birth in motion through the perspective of a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machineÂ—shedding light on the way birth looks from the inside.
Though there is always some concern by the well-meaning public about medical intervention and machines during pregnancy and birth, rest assured that one of the doctors who assisted during the birth "experiment" has confirmed that there was no risk to the child or mother during the process and explains the purpose behind the MRI of birth research.
"The main reasons for the research are to answer the question of why a birth may stall and to visually capture the birthing process and any complications... The images are spectacular. They show which movements the fetus makes in the birth canal, how its bones move and how its head changes shape during birth."
How fascinating! Surely that's one keepsake video the mother will enjoy for years to come!