2 months ago
I drew a pelvis inspired by an art piece I saw on @femfusionfitness ' insta.
In case you like women's health or learning about it, and especially prenatal and postpartum related stuff, I spend a lot of time researching and talking about said subjects so hit me up to chat.
Which reminds me, my newest piece is up for @ppdjourney , all about C-sections and postpartum depression. For any and all interested, you can read the rest of the piece here:
I tried my hand at sketching a pelvis.
The pelvis is actually 6 bones: 2 hipbones each made of 3 bones (an ilium, ischium, and pubis bone). These 3 bones come together early in adulthood at the acetabulum (or the hip socket). The pelvic girdle, as the pelvis is also known as, functions to balance the trunk, protect the reproductive organs, and allow for humans to be able to walk. It is also the attachment site for a whole host of muscles.
The ring created by the 2 hipbones is where babies have to go through to be born. It's always fun to see those 3D models where you try to get the baby doll with a proportionally sized head through the ring.
So how do they fit? Babies have soft spots called fontanelles because their skull bones are not yet fused. Instead, when they are born vaginally, the bones overlap momentarily to help them squeeze through the birth canal. These fontanelles then take various amounts of time to close/the skull bones to fuse. The anterior fontanel is the last to close and it usually does so around a year and a half after birth.
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