22 Most Shocking & Surprising Facts About Pregnancy That Every Woman Should...

22 Most Shocking & Surprising Facts About Pregnancy That Every Woman Should Know.

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Every pregnancy is different and everyone has a new story to tell. It is absolutely not necessary that two pregnancies would be the same and what one person went through the other may also experience the same.
There are many noteworthy and cringe worthy shocking facts about pregnancy which are quite unheard of. Some of them are:

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1 Uterus expands over 500 times during delivery

uterusDuring pregnancy the normal uterus size expands to over 500 times. At the time of the delivery the uterus expands to give way to the baby’s head and later shrinks to the normal size in due course of time.

2 Babies cry in the womb

Most of the babies cry in the womb, however the mothers never hear that. Studies show that babies in the womb are susceptible to noise and may start crying as early as in the womb.

3 Babies Poop in the mother’s womb

Babies are known to poop while in the womb. According to studies around 12% of the unborn babies poop in the womb and are unable to hold until their birth. It is not very rare, however does not happen quite often as well.

4 Sensory Organs become very sharp during Pregnancy

During pregnancy the sensory organs like for taste and smell increase drastically in pregnant mothers. The organs for taste and smell become extra sharp and what generally people cannot or may not be able to smell, they are able to feel it.

5 Babies can taste in the womb

newborn-babies-are-even-more-amazing-than-you-can-imagine-here-are-7-fac_516_40037734_0_14093247_300Babies can taste everything that a mother eats. The taste buds develop as early as 13 – 15 weeks and the babies are able to taste everything what the mother eats, it is due to the presence of the amniotic fluid around.

6 Feet sores up during Pregnancy

During pregnancy the feet sores up to an additional size. This condition is called the Edema, it occurs when the fluids in the body increase giving way to the growth of the person and the foetus. It occurs generally from the 21st week.  

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7 Healthy ladies are more susceptible to deliver Twins

Twin-Babies-Sleeping-PictureA taller and a healthy lady is likely to give birth to twins or more as compared to a lady of normal body weight and height. There has been a study conducted that women with generally a good stature are more likely to give birth to multiple kids due to the increased level of insulin in the body.

8 Foetus develops finger prints as early as 14 weeks

A foetus develops finger prints by the 14th week. It is usually when the foetus starts gaining height about 3 inches is when the formations and patterns arise.

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9 Babies pee in the womb

Babies are known to urinate in their mother’s womb and then they drink the same liquid again. This is a natural procedure and nothing to worry about.

10 The longest recorded Pregnancy was of 12 months

Pregnancy-Month-By-Month-Development-600x455Generally a pregnancy is for 275 days (9 months) however the longest recoded pregnancy was for 380 days (12 months).  This happened in 1975 in USA, the baby weighed 6lbs as there was a pause in the pregnancy after her first trimester.  

11 Stem Cells the saviour for all

If the mother suffers any kind of organ damage, the baby in the womb sends the stem cells to the mother to repair the damaged organ, that is the reason nowadays the stem cells are stored so that in future is the baby or any member from the same family suffers a damage then the same can be cured.

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12. 300 Calories extra is all that is required.

Only an extra of 300 calories over and above their normal diet is required every day for a pregnant lady to get the required nourishment. Anything over and above that will be extra and adds to the fat content.  

13 PICA a common condition with kids and pregnant women

A condition known as PICA which is common in kids, where kids eat mud or chalk is quite common during pregnancy. It is said around 30% of pregnant women suffer from that condition.

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14 Increase in blood level and flow

1079-Pregnancy-test-picThe level of blood increases by 50% in pregnant women by the 20th week as compared to normal women. This level gives rise to lot of pregnancy related ailments like tender breasts and frequent urination.

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15 Double pregnancy is possible

There are chances that a women can conceive even if she is already pregnant. There have been cases registered where women have delivered as close as two weeks apart and they are not twins, they were actually conceived two weeks apart.

16 Post-partum depression

A lot of new mothers suffer from depression post-delivery, this condition is known as the post-partum depression. In such cases the mothers tend to hate their child as they think that no one will love them anymore. It is however a temporary condition.

17 Colostrum, the first milk

Colostrum (first milk) starts oozing out as early as the first trimester in many women, this is quite normal as the body starts preparing for the delivery. In the initial stages the discharge is pale yellow in colour as days pass this becomes white

18 Glowing skin and improved hair texture

The texture of the skin and the hair generally improves in pregnant women, this is mainly due to the intake of calcium and vitamin supplements. The woman becomes visibly radiant and due to hormonal changes the skin and the hair looks beautiful.

19 The Pelvic shift

During childbirth the pelvic bone separates in the middle, it does not actually break but does not go back to the original formation either. This may sound very scary however the bone is meant to be that way, it does not get injured however should be taken care of.

20 Pigmentation, decolouring of skin

14_interesting_facts_you_didnt_know_about_pregnancyDue to excessive pigmentation during pregnancy skin tone changes up to twice the colour. It is quite possible that the skin darkens during these 9 months. Post-delivery the skin tone regains its normal tone however due to hormonal changes this pigmentation is high during pregnancy.  

21 Bleeding gums and nostrils

Bleeding gums and nostrils are a common feature during pregnancy. This happens due to increase in the blood flow which gushes the blood into the organs. This may not be dangerous to the body of the foetus, however timely medical advice should be considered.

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22 Comfort technique the best and the safest

Nipple stimulation also known as comfort technique, it is a safest and scientifically proven technique to induce labor. Many women prefer this as it is quite safe and natural, I many cases women do not comfort nipples in the first months as this may result into labor. However, this may not be true as the labor can only be induced in the later stages of pregnancy.

These are some of the shocking truths or facts that a woman undergoes during pregnancy or while in labor. Although these may not sound dangerous however, they do raise a red flag and in case it is experienced, it should be taken care of and not ignored.