These #IfHumansGaveBirthLikeAnimals Comics Will Make You Want To Thank Your Doctor

It's the circle of life ... ?

Any parent knows firsthand that childbirth is a beautiful, life-changing... and totally messy process. But, as this comic series from College Humor proves, it could always be worse. 

Today, humans have the luxury of choosing how they want to give birth, down to the finest detail. From state-of-the-art hospital rooms to home births, we're the only animals who have basically mastered the science of individualizing the continuation of its species. 

While that's super cool, not to mention convenient, it's also cool to see how other animals experience the miracle of life — emphasis on "see," not "experience." Although many human women wouldn't mind a seahorse-style birth now and again, you'd be hard-pressed to find one ready and willing to attempt the giraffe method. 

Luckily, we don't have to, but College Humor had almost too good of a time imagining what it'd be like: 

If you dare, check out these crazy comics that are sure to make you thankful for modern medicine (and, ya know, opposable thumbs):