Learn more about the first book in English on pregnancy, birth, and newborn care: The Byrth of Mankynde, 1540.
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It’s not just that human babies are helpless at birth, it’s that they’re so huge, at least when we compare them to the size of other apes’ newborns. Fortunately we have all kinds of technology to help us carry them around. But how far back in history were our evolutionary ancestors dealing with these big babies?
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