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Although polyamorous families provide great support for themselves internally, they report experiencing marginalization within the health-care system and fear of judgment by health-care providers. (Shutterstock)

More romantic partners means more support, say polyamorous couples

Having multiple romantic partners also offers greater financial and logistical support when raising children, according to research with polyamorous families.
Delivering a human baby – which has a large, highly developed brain – is risky for mother and baby. jaredandmelanie/flickr

This is what happens to a baby’s body during birth

Babies undertake a massive transition during labour and delivery as they move from the supported environment of the uterus to independent existence.
Lots of positive pregnancy tests this time of year. Kristina Kokhanova/Shutterstock.com

‘Tis the season for conception

Did you ever consider that human beings might have a breeding season? Birth seasonality exists – and has interesting implications for childhood disease outbreaks.

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