All posts tagged with birth

Dilemma of the obstetrical dilemma

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During the past few years, anthropologists have been questioning the long-held idea that human birth is uniquely risky for mothers and infants because of the...

The developmental obstetrical dilemma

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Alik Huseynov and colleagues have a data-rich paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examining age-related changes in the human pelvis:...

Link: Biomechanical demands of hip width

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Boston University’s research office has a nice article about Kristi Lewton’s research on pelvic biomechanics: “In defense of wide hips”. The piece refers to ...

Birth politics

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Alice Roberts writes about the process of childbirth as she awaits her second delivery: “Childbirth: why I take the scientific approach to having a baby”. Th...

The monkey midwife

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A new paper describes a case of a monkey mother having her birth assisted by another monkey – in other words, a monkey midwife Ding:midwife:2013. Kambiz Kamr...