• Question: how was i born

    Asked by poisen2 to Adam, Catherine, Karen, Leila, Nazim on 14 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Karen Masters

      Karen Masters answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      I think that’s probably a better question for your Mother. She’d know the best. I had two children – both the usual way. Ask your Mum, or your Dad, or other parental figure for the details of your birth. 😉

    • Photo: Adam Stevens

      Adam Stevens answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Storks. Something about storks.

    • Photo: Catherine Rix

      Catherine Rix answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      The process of giving birth is much more difficult for humans than it is for most animals. This is because we walk upright, unlike most animals who walk on all fours. In order to walk upright the bones in our pelvis had to have a different shape than most animals. Our pelvis is shorter and broader which means that human babies have to turn sideways in order for their heads to fit through the pelvis. Because of this we need someone else to help us give birth, unlike in chimpanzees and other primates where they can quite happily give birth on their own.

    • Photo: Leila Battison

      Leila Battison answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I always thought it was ‘stalks’ when I was little, and I imagined growing on a plant like a pumpkin!