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How can a woman give birth under epidural anesthesia?

My girlfriend is curious about the following. Can a woman, when anaesthetised, "push" while giving birth since she can't really feel anything? How is it possible?
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Are all Infants' Aquatic Instincts lost after 7ish months? Can they be maintained if skills are utilized often?

Babies have extraordinary instincts upon their arrival just into this world. It just happens naturally. One of these is of the swimming variety as witnessed in this video Underwater Baby Divers. Who ...
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Survival Cannibalism: extreme starvation lead to pica disorder then to cannibalism? What is "edible"?

Desperate times call for desperate measures. I've been reading a lot about the Donner Party who came to a screeching halt on the Sierra Nevadas when snowstorms and starvation killed the majority of ...
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Can you change involuntary reactions?

When involuntary reacting in a situation such as a car crash or even a burn, people have recalled that they didn't think in the situation, just acted. I, personally, have pretty good reactions and ...
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Where can one find a reliable information about health effects of sitting with one's back to a door

An opinion exists that sitting with one's back towards the door isn't good for you. I've heard/read that it is connected to our primal need to know what is behind us. The effects can vary, from ...
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Can a pregnant woman in a coma still be able to give a vaginal birth? Will her body instinctively contract?

Assuming a pregnant lady who is in a comatose state is in the hospital and hooked to IV's and such (and under the watchful eye of the doctor), would her body instinctively contract to the degree where ...