Giving you 17 strange facts about pregnancy
I would love to tell that being pregnant with twins is a beautiful experience but then I would be lying. I truly can not relate to any women who loved being pregnant or maybe they got felt easier cards than me! I guess you could say its like a magical spiritual bond, its a miracle, its so beautiful la la but that just isnt me. Just take a look at all the rather strange facts about pregnancy. Your body is changing, shifting, and contorting to accommodate a new human in side you (two in my case). They suck every ounce of your energy from you like an “adorable” little parasite! See how I tried to put a cute spin on it!
There are millions of things about pregnancy that aren’t listed in books and that no one ever tells you about. So here I am going enlighten you but first these made me giggle
So here are some strange facts about pregnancy
- My excuse for everything at the moment – Pregnant women have less oxygen in their blood, which is what causes “pregnancy brain,” or forgetfulness.
- It’s true that women develop an enhanced sense of smell during pregnancy. So basically for me that’s good by to anything spicy or anything with flavor and sorry I don’t believe that shit about “its your body’s way of telling you what not to eat and whats harmful for the baby” Because why do I then still want Alcohol and have gone off all veg!
- A woman’s feet may grow up to one whole shoe size during pregnancy. Fortunately, there’s no actual bone growth. It’s simply extra fluid and water retention – this means the only shoes you actually wear are flip flops – at the end you can forget trying to bend down to tie up any straps/laces!
- Almost 90% of pregnant women experience some sort of skin change during pregnancy. From darkened freckles and areolas to full “pregnancy masks” seeing a change in skin tone is very common – who knew!
- Once you are about four months pregnant, your baby begins to urinate inside of you. In fact, they pee up to one liter a day! If that doesn’t gross you out, knowing that your little one drinks it surely will.
- And while we are on the subjecting of weeing did you know your uterus starts at about the size of a small pear at the beginning of your pregnancy and grows to about the size of a medium watermelon. That’s some stretchy ute’! Not that you would know as you need to pea every 5 minutes so this makes no sense to me!
- It is very possible to be pregnant for an entire year. The longest pregnancy on record lasted 375 days.
- Your blood flow increases so much during pregnancy that it’s not uncommon to have nose bleeds and bloody gums on occasion. I havnt experience any nose bleeds but lots of gum bleeding
- Pregnancy hormones can do amazing things for your nails and hair. But after birth i have heard you can expect your hair to fall out in alarming amounts.
- Three out of 4 women develop a linea nigra during pregnancy. The linea nigra (Latin for “black line”) is a dark, vertical line that runs down the abdomen. Sometimes it goes away after birth. Sometimes it doesn’t. I servioulsy hope this goes away!!!
- Her is an interesting one – In utero, baby girls develop all of the reproductive eggs they will ever use. Baby boys don’t develop sperm until puberty!
- Pregnant women have what’s called a mucous plug — that is as disgusting as it sounds. It is at the opening of the cervix and serves to prevent bacteria from reaching the womb. It will pass as your body gets ready for labor.
- Ok how about this one – Babies have been documented doing a number of things while inside the womb. From sucking their thumbs and holding hands, to masturbating and waving hello, you never know what you might see during an ultrasound!
- Finally, orgasms can induce contractions. If you are past your due date, it’s a good excuse to get busy!
And here are a few more related facts
- It is very possible to be pregnant for an entire year. The longest pregnancy on record lasted 375 days. Just Stop it!
- Each year babies are born weighing more and more on average. Recently, a new mom in England gave birth to a baby boy weighing a whopping 15 pounds 7 ounces. That is just crazy!
- As many as 75% of all conceptions miscarry. If you’re pregnant thought this isn’t something you should be concerned about though. This number reflects failed implantations that pass without the mother ever missing a period. Think of it like this: most women have been pregnant at some point in their life, miscarried, and never even knew about it. It happened just like a regular period!