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Do large fathers engender a higher probability of caesarian section?

If a large father has a child with a smaller woman, i.e. 90kg and 45kg, are there higher chances that the baby will be too big to slip through the birth canal, resulting in a C-section?
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What is the reason behind that children can cry but can't laugh?

I have a cousin who is almost 1 months old. As a normal child of her age, she cries a lot. But I noticed first that she doesn't laugh. So I noticed and found out that other children of her age also ...
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Does eating beans of a mother cause flatulence on babies?

Is it true that if you eat beans it could cause flatulence on babies (when breastfeeding them)? I can't find any research or scientific facts about that topic. I thought the body of the mother would ...
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Does mother feed information?

Does the mother feed information to the child in the fetus? If so, How is that done? IF not, How can the just born baby breath involuntarily if brain doesn't know it should generate impulses to ...
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What happened to pertussis incidence in the US between 1955 and 1974 and why?

The Wall Street Journal ran a great collection of infographics in 2015 superimposing the dates on which vaccination was introduced for various childhood diseases on their incidence: http://graphics....
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Is an adaptation against impact of fall a factor in babies' bones' structure?

Obviously, babies' bones need to be flexible to get through the pelvic bone. But is that the only reason? Could it be that as babies aren't able to maintain stability, they need bones less prone to ...
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Is there a biological urge to have children in women?

Searching information about this subject often leads to personal stories from women making the choice to live childfree and women stating they either always wanted to have children or experienced a ...
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Can a mother somehow positively affect fetus during pregnancy?

My mother keeps telling me that I like to study and have a predisposition to it because she was a student when she was pregnant. I highly doubt it, because I can't find any logic in these words. I ...
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Do young children grow in spurts

It is a commonplace of my friends and relatives to remark that a young child (younger than 3 years) has had a recent "growth spurt". The underlying assumption is that young children do not grow taller ...
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When did animals begin to “parent”?

After having a fun conversation with a friend regarding parenting, I actually had the general question arise in my mind of when did parenting actually start to take place? But, first, I think we need ...
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Do other young mammals turn their backs to their parent when upset?

I have noticed that upset toddlers turn their back to someone who wronged them and huff. Most adults don't do this, so I don't know how this could be a learned behaviour. Do other animals express this ...
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Are Young Girls Stronger than Young Boys?

According to "common wisdom" the average man has, as a proportion of his body weight, 50% more muscle mass than the average woman. This is in addition to how the average man is several inches taller ...
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Why do children prefer sweeter foods?

As we get older, we tend to lose our sweet tooth and become more tolerant to bitter foods, like vegetables. However, I never understood how this works. Why is it that children prefer sweeter foods, ...
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Nail polish toxicity studies?

Are there any well-founded studies that authoritatively demonstrate negative effects from the use of nail polish, particularly in children? I've been brought into the fray of a couple of folks who ...
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What leads to the different types of navels?

Obviously, there are "innies" and "outies" in the human belly button world. Both are the result of a knot tied in the umbilical cord just after birth. But why do some belly buttons become outies ...
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What happens to the umblical cord inside the mother?

After giving birth to a child, the umblical cord is cut (and stored if they want). The end connected to the child's navel will fell off eventually but what happens to the end inside the mother? Will ...
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Why sudden stresses cause stuttering and/or other impairs in children?

The question is simple: Why sudden stresses cause stuttering and/or other temporary or permanent impairs in children (and even adults)?