Female Pelvis Model
Have you ever looked into the skeletal anatomy between male & female (specifically the pelvis)? It’s quite fascinating as both body types were created for different roles, biologically. Here comes some education for you my ladies!!
The female pelvis has evolved to be narrow enough for efficient upright walking while still being wide enough for childbirth. The male pelvis has evolved to be optimized mainly for bipedal upright walking.
What does that mean? A male’s pelvic bowl is triangular or heart shaped, narrower and more compact, not ideal for childbirth.
A female’s pelvic bowl is wider and more rounded which provides space for the expansion of the uterus and allows safe passage for the head of an infant.
Additionally, during pregnancy, hormones are released (the big one here is RELAXIN), to soften the pelvic musculature and ligaments allowing the joints of the female pelvis to stretch during labor. It’s wild!
The sacrum (that upside down triangle bone in the back) actually moves during the second stage of labor to create more space for the infant to pass through! It creates a bulge on the lower back called the, “rhombus of Michaelis” (more on that in another post)
I believe understanding our own anatomy is crucial, as we live in these bodies day in & day out, but especially during a woman’s perinatal journey. Never underestimate the power of the female body! More on RELAXIN & pregnancy to come…
“The female pelvis is a powerhouse of energy transformation. It is the very throne of creation through which universal creative energy patterns course and flow. This depends on balance within the system.”
Dr. Rosita Arvigo