My dermatologist is only in town two days a week so he shares an office with an ob/gyn & a cardiologist. Today, I’m laying on the exam table when I glance over and see the item in the picture. All I could think was, “What the f*ck is that? Holy Mother of an Ice Cream Cone. Is it some sort of bizarre light fixture? If that baby head lights up, I’m gonna freak the hell out. Is that a manta ray skeleton swimming between two baby heads? Am I imagining this? Has the doctor drugged me and I don’t remember it? “
The doctor must have seen the horrified look on my face and explained that it’s a model used by the ob/gyn who shares the office. Apparently, it demonstrates (thanks to the flexible stick) how a baby’s head fits through the pelvis. Yes. You can actually manipulate the head through the pelvic opening. (I, of course, had to try this out the moment he left the exam room.)
In case you are wondering, one head represents a premature baby and the other head represents a full-term neonate. You can swap the heads out. (Oh, yes. I tried that, too.)
Still. I find the whole thing freaky. But, it was the most interesting doctor’s visit I’ve had in quite awhile. That’s for sure.