Australia is the most biodiverse country in the world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), with more than one billion species of plants and animals on the planet.
But, while many are flourishing, the number of people who are born in Australia has plummeted in recent decades, with more people than ever living overseas.
In the last few decades, many have returned to Australia to start families and to be parents.
But when does an Australian’s birth actually happen?
“There is a bit about ‘I’m a baby’, but it is not necessarily a real birth, it is a baby in a lab,” says Jenny Lee, who founded the online journal Birthplace.net in 2009.
“It is just a temporary period of time when the baby is born in the womb, and the rest is the usual postnatal care.”
It’s very much a ‘fairytale’ birth, so to speak.
“But I think that when you have an actual birth in a laboratory, the first time you see the baby you are really happy.”
The baby’s arrival in the lab has a few characteristics: It is usually very small (up to 2cm), has no face, eyes, or ears, and there is no smell.
It has no legs, feet, or legs or feet and no tail.
The baby is usually born with a normal head, neck, and face.
Its eyes are closed and it has no tongue.
There is no pain.
If it’s a male, the baby usually has a head and a body with no nose.
But there are some exceptions, says Dr Lee, such as in a situation where the mother is pregnant but has given birth vaginally.
For more than a decade, she has been researching the reasons why birth is such a difficult event.
She is the first author of a book, What You Don’t Know About Your Birth, which is due out in July, titled The Birth Cure.
Her research has found that a birth is different from other medical procedures because the baby doesn’t have the body of a newborn.
And unlike a vaginal birth, there is often no pain or distress.
Birth is often followed by a week-long hospital stay where doctors check the baby for the signs of illness and a diagnosis of congenital anomalies.
This can take the form of a baby having trouble breathing, having a heartbeat, or having a seizure.
Dr Lee says she believes the best way to help an infant is to have them delivered in a hospital.
As an Australian, she says she feels like an “extra person” for her baby.
“The best thing you can do is to get the baby out in a healthy environment, to make sure they are in a good place,” she says.
You can also help a newborn by sharing baby pictures on social media.
To learn more about the risks and benefits of birth, and how you can support your baby, check out Birthplace’s Birth Cure book.
“I think if you can share pictures of your baby with your friends you will encourage them to come out and visit your baby,” Dr Lee says.
“If you can’t share photos of your child, you will not know whether they are healthy or not.”
If you or anyone you know is pregnant, ask your doctor if they can provide birth advice.
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