I’ve wondered this for a while, but my other thread finally made me ask the question: Why is pregnancy so dangerous?
Millions of women over the millenia have dies in childbirth, which seems a bit odd to me. I know that horses and cows can have difficult childbirths, but every nature show that I’ve seen shows the baby gizelle/waterbuffalo/giraffe etc fly out with barely a grunt from the mother. Now I know that its an incredibly traumatic event, and so would probably lead to a good few deaths, but other animals don’t seem to have the same trouble as humans.
Surely we should have evolved towards a decent way of giving birth? Why are there still women with narrow hips even those make it even harder to give birth? Yes, they’re move attractive, but shouldn’t they have been bred out long ago?
I know that modern babies are bigger, but that doesn’t account for past trends.