With all the many trials and tribulations of modern life facing us today, from school, to work, to making ends meet, it’s sometimes hard to remember that this whole, crazy world starts with a very simple act: birth. With 4.3 million babies born in the US every year, the facts of birth are both amazing and important, especially when you take the risks and financial implications into account. From the first ultrasound, with the friendly technician pointing out the little limbs on the screen, to the first ear-splitting cry, the miracle of birth is universal, but it’s also poorly understood. Here are some facts about the way we all entered the world.

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