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- Babies can cry in the womb. Because of all the fluid, you can’t hear them.
- The baby’s fingerprints are formed within the first three months of pregnancy.
- One in every 2,000 babies is born with a tooth.
- Avocados and apricots are proven to boost physical health and vitality during pregnancy.
- If you are tall or overweight, you have a greater chance of carrying twins.
- ‘Morning Sickness’ protects the fetus in it’s most vulnerable stage; when organs first start developing. It works by clearing your system (via vomit) of substances that typically carry microbes or toxins.
- Your heart gets bigger during pregnancy.
- Your baby can hear you. Your babies ears are formed halfway through pregnancy and a baby’s sense of hearing is quite good, despite being muffles by amniotic fluid.
- Sex is safe. As long as your having a normal pregnancy with no complications, you can go for it as often as you like.
- 1 in 10 women experience their water breaking before the onset of labour.
- Over the course of a pregnancy the uterus will stretch from the size of a peach, to the size of a watermelon.
- Your blood volume can increase by up to 50% during pregnancy.
- Pregnant women, at a healthy weight, only need to eat an additional 300 calories per day.
- The longest pregnancy on record is 375 days.
- Dad gaining weight too? Sharing pregnancy symptoms with your baby daddy is a thing. Scientists have documented this all over the world.
- The reason pregnant women have a heightened sense of smell is to alert them of foods they shouldn’t eat because of their babies.
- 9 in 10 women experience a change to skin tone during pregnancy.
- The average size of a full term baby is 8 pounds.
- Pregnancy improves your metabolism to compensate for your weight gain.
- The placenta not only nourishes your baby, it also protects from bacteria and infection.