Uterus Plush Toy - Kirsten Bell - Ellen ShowEver wanted to hear Kristen Bell say the word "vagina" a lot? Well, your dreams have come true in the most recent episode of Momsplaining, where "The Good Place" actress Bell dives deep all things "down there." With her signature charm and humor -- and a certain uterus plush -- Bell asks a gynecologist to dispel a variety of Vagina Myths, but only after she says, "Oh, hi there. I'm Kristen Bell. And I have a vagina."

Kirsten Bell - Uterus Plush Toy - Momsplaining - Ellen Show

If you want to know whether "You can't get pregnant on your period" is a Vagina Myth or not, or need the answer to burning questions such as, "Can You Lose a Tampon Up There?" then you should watch Vagina Myths on Ellen Tube! OB/GYN Dr. Sherry A. Ross patiently fields these curious questions and many more ("is it pronounced clit-UH-rus or cli-TOR-us?").

Ellen Show - Uterus Plush Toy - Kristen Bell - Momsplaining

Sparkly vulva keychains swimming to their Stuff For My Vagina home base. 

Slap a vag, pancreas, heart, any gut on a shirt, hoodie, mug and more in our print-on-demand shop

In love with the many colors and shapes of the vagine. No two vaginas are alike! Photo is from the hangtag of our new vagina plush.

I Heart Guts celebrates the beautiful rainbow array of vulvas across the world. We loved creating these new vagina + vulva designs for our Threadless shop, each with different colored vulvas!

 

Your vag thinks the world of you. My Vagina Thinks I'm The Best t-shirt is up in the Threadless shop and is also available as a hoodie, tank top, tote bag, mug and other swag!

Finally. The perfect tampon, pad, or menstrual cup pouch. Stuff For My Vagina pouch makes a great gift for the first menses.

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!