Labor and Delivery Humor - Nurse Shirt - Nurse Funny TeeThumbs up if you spent Labor Day weekend in the Labor and Delivery unit! And if you did, you probably were NOT wearing our Happy to Cervix You t-shirt on the job, since most nurses are required to wear scrub tops. Whether you're working or delivering a baby (or both!), we wish you a very happy Labor Day. Maybe you're overdue for some bed rest?

We Are Happy To Cervix You I Heart Guts Threadless Mug

Mondays can be such a drag… and Tuesdays… and Wednesdays.... Sometimes you just need a little pick-me-up! But what do you do when the caffeine is just not cutting it anymore? We like to start our day with a smile and our We are Happy to Cervix You mug does just that. You can find it on our Threadless shop, a print-on-demand site that allows us to out our designs on an array of products-- mugs, notebooks, tees, totes and so much more!

The cervix is generally described as “donut-shaped” but it in fact changes shape during ovulation, menstruation and of course childbirth! 🍩

Reproductive System Plush Toys - Female Toy Figures - Sex Ed ModelsBirth is an incredible process directed by hormones and carried out by your organs. Typically, childbirth is kicked off by stress -- at the end of gestation, baby is running out of room and wants to get out. Corticotropin-releasing hormones and cortisol from baby's adrenal glands send an evacuation notice to mom's body: "GET ME OUTTA HERE!" The cortisol then pumps up estriol, a type of estrogen present during pregnancy. Estriol slows down progesterone made by placenta and helps co-ordinate uterine contractions. As estrogen starts contractions, the uterus makes prostaglandins, which also force progesterone levels down. Prostaglandins also make you poop and, along with the hormone relaxin (yes, this is a real, actual hormone name) from the ovaries, get the cervix to soften and dilate to let baby through to the vaginal canal. And that's just the beginning!