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Groundbreaking MRI Shows Childbirth From The Inside

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For the first time ever, a woman gave birth inside an MRI scanner, allowing doctors to watch the movement through the birth canal from beginning to end. Here's a video with images throughout the process.

Doctors at Berlin's Charite hospital built an open MRI machine to enable cross-section images of birth. They hope to better understand why some women need Caesareans when the baby can't progress through the canal.

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MRI Scans Live Birth [The Local]

Update: Here's the full set of stills provided by the hospital.

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Mars Attacks (The birth canal).