For many moms, pregnancy isn’t easy. Between constant trips to the bathroom, morning sickness (find out what’s the earliest you can get morning sickness), and labor pains, bringing babies into the world is far from a breeze.
For nine months, women become superheroes whose bodies can do amazing things.
Here are 18 amazing facts about pregnancy that you may not know:
Pregnancy Fact #1.
While in the womb, babies cry.
Pregnancy Fact #2.
A baby’s sex is determined by the sperm that fertilizes it.
Pregnancy Fact #3.
It has been shown that babies can taste what you eat. Strong flavors like garlic pass through amniotic fluid.
Pregnancy Fact #4.
The lungs are the last organs to develop.
Pregnancy Fact #5.
Whales, humans, mice, rabbits, gorillas, dogs, and pigs have eggs that are about the same size.
Pregnancy Fact #6.
In the womb, your baby can see, hear, and feel.
Pregnancy Fact #7.
By 3 months of age, your fetus will have fingerprints.
Pregnancy Fact #8.
The ovum, or egg, is the biggest cell in the human body. The sperm is the smallest cell.
Pregnancy Fact #9.
Babies pee in the uterus, about a liter daily beginning the second trimester. Then they drink it via the amniotic fluid.
Pregnancy Fact #10.
At around 21 weeks, a baby starts making its first poo known as meconium. This passes after birth.
Pregnancy Fact #11.
Your uterus stretches from the size of a peach to the size of a watermelon during the course of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Fact #12.
At the end of your pregnancy, your placenta will produce more estrogen in a day than a non-pregnant woman produces in three years.
Pregnancy Fact #13.
The longest pregnancy on record was 375 days long.
Pregnancy Fact #14.
Tall and overweight mothers have a higher chance of having multiples.
Pregnancy Fact #15.
Almost 90% of women experience a change in skin tone while pregnant.
Pregnancy Fact #16.
The only scientifically proven method for inducing labor is nipple stimulation.
Pregnancy Fact #17.
Amniotic fluid is sterile urine.
Pregnancy Fact #18.
Contractions continue after birth. This is the body way of preventing excess blood loss and trying to return the uterus back to its previous size.
Do you have any other fascinating facts about pregnancy to share? Let us know in the comments!
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