The women pelvic floor extends itself on the lower part of the pelvic cavity like a net to give support to the organs in the abdominal cavity. One of the most important muscles of the pelvic floor, that gives support to the pelvic organs, namely, to the urethra, vagina and the rectum, is the levator ani. The levator ani muscles actively support the pelvic contents, compressing the urethra and vagina by elevating the pelvic floor. Relaxation of these muscles allows evacuation of the bladder and rectum [
Using a finite element model for the pelvic floor, built using the dataset made public in [
], we present the preliminary results for the simulation of a birth trough vaginal delivery, in vertex presentation [
]. We present the results obtained for the stresses that appear on the the ligaments that connect the pelvic floor muscles to the coccyx, before the movement of extension [
The objective of this research is to help predict the damage to the pelvic floor that can occur during childbirth.