Incredible 3-D images show the degree of stress placed on a baby’s skull as it moves through the birth canal.
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Medical experts used 3-D MRI to capture detailed images of babies’ skulls and brains during advanced stages of labour.
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The scientists compared before and after images.
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They were surprised at how much the head was squished during birth.
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These images can help predict which mothers are at risk of running into biomechanical complications during childbirth.
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