A woman who has given birth at least once knows for sure that having a baby is very difficult and pregnancy is not easy either. In addition, this is a very responsible period where you need to pay a lot of attention to yourself and to a baby, developing in the tummy.
Every man whose beloved woman has had a baby can say with confidence that women are very impulsive during this period. They can change their mood several times per minute. Here she is crying, here is laughing, and the next moment she is already angry. Men have a hard time during this period, but it is worth remembering that it is a way many times harder for women.
Today I would like to talk about 10 unusual and interesting facts about pregnancy that you might not know about.
1. Pregnant woman’s proportions
When a child grows inside, the female waist and hips increase – this is quite noticeable. Of course, breast size of the future mom also increases, because the mother will need to feed her newborn.
By the way, legs, wrists and fingers often become larger
This is due to the fact that a large amount of fluid accumulates in the body. That is why there is a separate direction in the textile industry is the tailoring of dresses of a larger size, as most women become much bigger during pregnancy.
2. How much time a pregnancy lasts
In general, women have children in 38 weeks after conception. It is worth noting that this is an average. The number of weeks can be more or less. However, bearing a child throughout a year is a myth. Or it was a myth until recently.
More recently, Beula Hunter has carried a baby for 376 days!
For the first time, a woman bore her child for so long. However, the woman gave birth to an absolutely healthy girl, without any deviations. Up to this point, there have been no recorded cases that a woman can bear her child for so long.
3. Toilet in the womb during pregnancy
It is the excretory system of the child in the womb that begins to work first. By the third trimester, the child can pee and poo in the womb. Partially urine will be excreted through the kidneys of the mother of the child, and the second part will be drunk by the infant.
4. Amniotic fluid renewal
Very few people knows this, but the fluid, which surrounds the baby, updates regularly
If suddenly the fetal bladder is damaged, the woman will be able to calmly carry her child of the amount of time that is allotted to her.
5. The size of the uterus
The uterus can grow significantly as the fetus grows inside. In fact, the uterus can reach half a good watermelon in its size. However, all this depends on the size and weight of the baby, as well as the mother’s body type. When the baby is born, the uterus will begin to contract slowly until it gets the same size. In normal condition, its size is approximately the same as the size of a peach.
6. Hormones of the pregnant woman
When a woman carries a child inside herself, then she produces estrogen in large quantities. The largest amount of this female hormone is produced in the third trimester. Every day, the produced amount is the same as a usual woman produces during three years!
And if we talk about the whole pregnancy, then a woman is able to develop such an amount of estrogen, which in ordinary life she would produce in 10 years.
It is believed that due to this, pregnancy contributes to the fact that the body of a woman becomes much younger.
7. Crying baby during pregnancy
You cannot hear this, but know that the baby in the womb also knows how to cry. This happens by the end of the second trimester. Crying is a reaction to external noises or to the discomfort of the mother, which the child also feels. When a woman undergoes an ultrasound examination, it can be noted that the child is moving inside, pulling the arms, and also breathing, sometimes crying.
8. Brown spots and moles
Not a single woman can protect herself from such a harm.
Brown spots always appear on the female body during pregnancy
However, after birth, such spots slowly disappear. In most cases, they disappear completely, so there is nothing to worry about. If a woman during pregnancy has a pigment trail on her belly that goes to her belly button, then you should not worry. It will surely disappear after childbirth.
9. Baby’s fingerprints
Each person has a unique fingerprint. A child is no exception. Such prints appear during the second trimester while the child is still in the womb. These prints will no longer change.
As for the eyes’ colour, it can easily change after the birth
Each baby is born with gray-blue eyes.
10. Taste and smell in the womb
When a woman is pregnant, she tries to eat a variety of foods. The baby in the womb feels the taste and smell of food. Already in the womb, a person’s taste in food can form. Although, as the child grows, the tastes can change.
Now you know 10 unusual facts about a woman’s pregnancy. In the end, I would like to share another interesting fact. The fact is that the mother’s and child’s blood type may not coincide – this is quite normal and will not affect the pregnancy in any way. And even twins can have different blood type.