A Birthing expert has shared a jaw exercise she claims makes childbirth easier

The jaw is connected to the pelvic floor area, she explained, and relaxing it is the key to easier pushing

As a doula and birthing educator with over 123k followers on Instagram, Emma Armstrong, aka The Naked Doula, has a number of tricks 

“But what if you’ve got a stiff jaw or find yourself grinding your teeth,” she wrote

If you’re clenching your mouth and tending you’ll find your pelvic floor tenses restricting room for your uterus to contract

It also will cause your vag and perineum to be pretty tense if trying to birth your babe with those gritted teeth

The state of relaxation of the mouth and jaw is directly correlated to the ability of the cervix, vagina and the anus to open to full capacity

No amount of clenching in the jaw, buttocks, stomach or otherwise is going to help, experts say