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While doctors aren't sure what triggers the onset of labor, there are numerous way to tell that a baby is about to be born, such as when a pregnant women feels a heaviness on her pelvis, a reduction of pressure underneath the ribcage and frequent contractions, according to BabyCenter. The contractio


The first baby born on New Year's Day gets a lot of media attention. The hospital or city where the baby is born may also give the parents a prize, ranging from a gift basket to a college scholarship.


According to UNICEF article updated in May 2012, about 130 million babies are born each year. CNN notes that an accurate count of the worldwide birth rate is difficult since many countries don't register all new births.


Baby Center has several online educational videos of recorded live human births. Its series, "Inside Pregnancy," includes birth videos on natural live birth, epidural live birth, labor and birth, and c-section surgery. EasyBabyLife.com also provides educational videos, including natural birth in nat


On average, 4.5 babies are born per second across the world, based on information from August 2014. That is equal to 273 babies born per minute, according to the Population Reference Bureau. The large majority of those births happen in lesser developed countries, where 4.1 births occur per second.


The most authoritative resource on the world's birth trends is the much cited WHO Global health situation, with trends spanning from 1955 to 2025. The site was published in 1998. The report estimates that in 1997 there were 365,000 babies born each day. That equates to 253.5 babies per minute.


The expected attire for a baby shower is similar to attire for a wedding shower. A baby shower is a casual event, and safe choices for women in attendance include a simple dress or khaki pants paired with a printed blouse.


According to Guinness World Records, eight is the highest number of surviving babies born at one time. The record was set by Nadya Suleman, who delivered six boys and two girls on Jan. 26, 2009 in California.


According to Scientific American, approximately 150 babies are born around the world every single minute. The global population count reached over seven billion during the month of March in 2012. The country with the highest population growth rate is India.


BabyCenter and Parents.com both feature educational videos of live births. BabyCenter also hosts an educational video of a simulated birth that shows a cross section view of the baby's path out of the mother's body. Lamaze International hosts educational videos that include still pictures of live bi