Birthing Trauma Comes from Two Million Years of Walking Upright

September 28, 2019 - General
Birth of Esau and Jacob (public domain)

Birthing a human child is always painful and can be a drawn-out process threatening the lives of both mother and baby. The ordeal sometimes even lasts for days. However, chimps have a much easier job giving birth, usually over a few hours and without any assistance. So a team of scientists set out to answer why this is so.

Source: origins

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