We can answer basic questions about women’s bodies during pregnancy. We can list a number of changes it undergoes in the manner of Steve Harvey’s polls on his Family Feud. We know that pregnant women have morning sickness, food cravings, and mood swings. Women who gave birth could also tell other curious particularities about their pregnancies based on their individual experience. Yet there are facts about pregnancy that even mothers of many children would not know. Read them below.
1.The Shortest And The Longest Pregnancies
Although all pregnancies, of humans and animals, have strictly defined time-limits, some women bring children either earlier or later than they should. The longest pregnancy in history lasted 375 days, that is, a bit longer than a year. The shortest time a baby ever spent in a mother's womb was twenty two weeks and six days. Both babies were born healthy; the only difference is that the prematurely born child was as tall as a pencil.
2.A Baby Leads Eventful Life In The Womb
Babies have a broad range of emotions that they express while still inside their mothers. They both laugh and cry. They are also pretty active in there. They obviously cannot meet other babies to keep them company but they can entertain themselves pretty well. They can move their limbs and their heads. They can stick their tongue out. And as recent studies with a Babypod has shown, babies can hear the music and dance and even sing to it.
3.Other Parts Of Women's Bodies Change Too
Together with their bellies, other parts of women's bodies become bigger. Many women noticed that their feet grow, too, to the extent that they had to buy shoes a couple of sizes up. Scholars also aver that hearts of pregnant women become bigger as well in order to pump more blood with nutrients for babies. And of course, women's womb grow from the size of a peach to the size of a watermelon. In other words, a woman's womb during pregnancy increases 500 times.
4.Salt and Urine
The salt concentration in the amniotic fluid is the same as in the ocean. Another fluid in the mother's womb is the baby's urine. During the second part of pregnancy, the baby urinates more than 1 liter of urine and then drinks it back.
The most sensitive and compassionate husbands or partners of pregnant women have psychosomatic or rather empathetic pregnancies. They feel physical discomfort that their women feel, including abdomen pain, lack or changes of appetite, gain weight, and have mood swings.
6.Statistical Facts About Pregnancy
One baby among around 2000 is born at least with one tooth. More twins are born in the Central Africa. During last twenty years, were born more boys than girls, which, however, did not change the demographic ratio between men and women; there are still more women on the planet than men. Most of the children are born on Tuesdays; least of them are born on Saturday and Sundays.
7.Mother Milk Secretion
Scientists found out that the mammary glands of pregnant women and young mothers may ooze milk reflexively at the sound of crying babies.