Kids never used to get named at birth here. It's pretty sweet why they do now.

Bringing a child into the world is supposed to be a cause for celebration. But when you're so used to things going wrong in childbirth or shortly after, grief often takes over instead. That's been the case here for a looong time. But it's starting to change, and it's super neat to see why.


FACT CHECK: At 3:59 he clarifies that the other reason more children are being named at birth is because their mothers are filling out birth certificates. As he points out, "that doesn't tug on the heartstrings in quite the same way ... [but] in the end, it's, maybe, an even better sign because good health records are vital to good health care." And that's just as heartwarming, if you ask me.

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