A doctor who delivers babies is called an obstetrician, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Obstetrics is the medical specialty of caring for pregnant women. Before the 17th century, female midwives were responsib... More »

Nurse practitioners are trained to deliver babies as well as other responsibilities, but generally they do not do so unless they are also a midwife. If a woman chooses to deliver in a hospital, the obstetrician or doctor... More »

Doctors who specialize in delivering babies are called obstetricians. Most of them also specialize in gynecology, the study of women's health, and are commonly referred to OB-GYNs. A physician in a sub-specialty of this ... More »

An Australian woman gave birth to nine babies in 1971, but only six of the babies survived, according to CNN.com. This birth is documented in the Guinness Book of World Records. More »

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 b... More »

As of 2011, about 360,000 babies are born every day worldwide, according to Ecology Communications Group. The daily births amount to 15,000 per hour. More than 4 million babies are born in the United States each year as ... More »

Most black babies are born with purplish-blue skin, according to Birth.com. The skin color of babies of all races comes from sharing oxygen with their mothers. Minutes after birth, newborn skin turns pink and hands and f... More »