Some weird, interesting and true facts about Pregnancy

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  • Pregnant women with heartburn are more likely to birth babies with full heads of hair.
  • A women can be pregnant for a whole year. The longest pregnancy on record was 375 days long which is more than a year.
  • Babies can taste what the mother is eating. The amniotic fluid the baby swallows can taste strongly of spices like curry or garlic.
  • Your baby urinates inside of you and drinks it too after you are about four months pregnant.
  • In the womb, baby girls develop the reproductive eggs. Baby boys develops sperm with the onset of puberty only.
  • Your feet can grow upto to about one full shoe size during pregnancy, this is because of water weight and other extra fluid.
  • Chances of multiple babies are more if you are tall or overweight.
  • One in every 2000 to 3000 births, babies are born with teeth. These are called natal teeth.
  • Babies develop soft, downy hair all over their body. It is called lanugo and keeps the baby warm inside the womb. They usually shed this hair before they are born.
  • Babies cry in the womb.
  • Glowing skin is real for pregnant women. During pregnancy, the blood in your body increases by 50%. The extra blood shows through your skin and helps you glow.
  • The to-be-father shows symptoms of pregnancy. The condition is known as a sympathetic pregnancy or the Couvade Syndrome, which comes from the french word couvee meaning “to hatch”. It is often common that the to-be-father starts gaining weight, gets morning sickness and sometimes even feels cramps in his lower abdomen.
  • About 1 out of 3 women gives birth through Cesarean, an increase of three times over 10 years ago.
  • During the later stage of pregnancy, a woman’s placenta produces more estrogen in one day than a non-pregnant woman will produce in three years.
  • Eye sight of pregnant women may worsen. This is due to changes in your hormones, as your corneas can swell just as your ankles and waist.
  • Pregnant women develops a heightened sense of smell, this helps you to keep away from food that would be bad for the baby.
  • The baby’s fingerprints are formed within the first three months of pregnancy.
  • Newborns are getting heavier by the day. Recent study has shown babies to be heavier than before.
  • You might experience occasional nosebleeds and bloody gums, this is due to increase blood flow during pregnancy.
  • Pregnant women and new mothers can lactate at the sound of a baby crying, even if it’s not their baby.
  • Your uterus can stretch about 500 times times its original size. It begins around the size of a small peach, then stretches to the size of a watermelon.
  • While inside the womb, babies does number of things like sucking their thumbs, holding hands and even waving their hands. You might be surprised to see these in an ultrasound.
  • A hormone called relaxin makes your joints to soften so that your hips and pelvis can open up for birth. You become more prone to broken bones.
  • The only natural induction method which is scientifically proved is nipple stimulation.
  • You may have ‘pregnancy brain’ or forgetfulness, this is due to less oxygen in your blood.