Sawbones: Birth


This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are wrapping up their pregnancy series with the mother of them all: Birth.

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birth topics

To continue in this vein you could do some on postpartum. Postpartum depression is a serious topic. Also the phenomenon of ladies forgetting the troubles of pregnancy and childbirth. Ladies with many deliveries report that in just a couple of months they forget the pain completely.

human pelvis evolution

Great show as always. I just want to add a little. You were talking about the human pelvis and wondering about the evolutionary process involved in its origin, but you didn't get to the real cause of our challenging childbirth - the twin evolutionary pressures of bipedalism and bigger brains. Here's an article, "The evolutionary origins of obstructed labor: Bipedalism, Encephalization, and the Human Obstetric Dilemma".
- Marta J, Chicago