February 11, 2013

Monkey Midwife Helps Deliver Baby

Michael Marshall, NewScientist


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Humans aren't built for giving birth. Babies' heads are big to accommodate their big brains, but the mother's hips are small because they walk upright. As a result, birth takes hours and is extremely painful – and midwives almost always help out.

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