Response to This Stunning Birth Photo Captured Something That Occurs In Less Than 1 In 80,000 Births:
There’s a few reasons. A lot of it has to deal with the umbilical cord still being attached, supplying oxygen that way, making it unnecessary for the baby to take a breath. Babies also have this nifty “dive reflex” that keeps liquids from being inhaled, specifically breast milk, as they’re learning how to eat and drink.
The body is cool.