Episode 48 - Where Do Babies Come From? The Archaeology of Childbirth

This week, we bring you the MIRACLE OF BIRTH. Join Amber and Anna for a brief frolic through some ancient birthing wisdom and evidence of pregnancy and childbirth in the archaeological record. We're also joined by the brilliant Dr. Natalie Laudicina, who takes us on a fascinating and slightly terrifying journey through the surprisingly complicated landscape of the primate birth canal. Content warning: some of the subject material in this episode may be upsetting, but we try to give listeners a heads up.

To learn more, check out:

The couvade (Antiquitatem)

You Definitely Can’t Handle The Birthing Ritual These Native Mexican Fathers Undergo (Fatherly)

Childbirth in ancient Rome: From traditional folklore to obstetrics (ANZJOG)

This Pregnant Medieval Woman With Head Wound 'Gave Birth' In Her Grave (Forbes) - Editor’s note: this story may be upsetting to some folks

Watching Ancient Hominins Giving Birth (Sapiens)

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