Just a few weeks ago, the Blaze brought you a video of the first ever MRI footage of twins interacting in the womb. Now, the first MRI video of childbirth in action has been released.
Taken by a team from Charité University Hospital in Berlin, the footage of the 2010 birth, which has only recently been released, shows what New Scientist explains as the second stage of labor.
Check it out:
According to the team's paper in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, published in 2011 with only MRI images, you can see in the video the mother's "expulsive efforts" and the amniotic membranes that are still intact. It also explains that later in the delivery, the MRI was stopped so the newborn's ears wouldn't be exposed to the loud MRI noise. Other than the noise, MRI is considered safe to view the mother and the fetus' anatomy in this manner.
At some point, the team led by Christian Bamberg hopes to use MRI to capture the first stage of labor as well.