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 »

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 »

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 »

According to the Argonne National Laboratory's Ask a Scientist site, newborn babies are not able to breathe underwater. Immediately after birth, they are still connected to their mothers and receive oxygen through their ... 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 »