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Ping-Pong Ball and Balloon Video Explains Labor

Watch This Woman Perfectly Explain Labor With a Ping-Pong Ball and a Balloon

Who knew the most relatable way to explain childbirth — and all that comes with it — would be via a ping-pong ball and a balloon?

For Liz Chalmers, one of the owners of the Puget Sound Birth Center in Seattle, childbirth education runs in the family. Her niece Charlotte is also training to be a midwife. So Liz decided to share a lesson she often gives in her classes, posting it to her Facebook wall and tagging her niece. With nothing but a ping-pong ball and an ordinary balloon, she illustrated how Braxton Hicks, contractions, effacement, and dilation all work. She uploaded the video to Facebook and was overwhelmed with the response — over 10,000 shares.

We've never seen a better explanation of how childbirth works, though we have to admit to cringing at the bit when the ball was just about to pop out.

Watch the video above!

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