Pregnancy is an important time in a woman life. That's when women suffer some all kinds of change, constant hunger, change in palate, etc. which take us by surprise all the time. Here are some fascinating pregnancy facts that show women's body is never finished to amaze us.
In this article, Break will amaze you with 9 amazing pregnancy facts that are not very well-known but show how wondrous a woman’s body is.
A 25-year-old woman from Los Angeles gave birth to a baby after being pregnant for 375 days instead of the normal 280.
The release of breast milk, known as the let-down reflex, causes the release of the hormone oxytocin, which stimulates milk production. While sucking by the baby is the usual trigger, oxytocin can also be released due to other stimuli like looking at a photograph of your baby, thinking of your baby, or hearing the sound of a crying baby (even when the baby is not yours).
The size of the uterus grows exponentially during pregnancy. Starting from the size of a peach, it grows to approximately the size of a papaya during the second trimester. During the third trimester, it will ultimately grow to approximately the size of a watermelon before stopping to grow any further.
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Swelling is normal during pregnancy due to the presence of additional blood and fluid in the body. During pregnancy, the body produces 50% more fluid to meet the requirement of the developing baby. Swelling can occur in the hands, face, legs, ankles, and feet.
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Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make hair grow faster, and fall out less. The growing hair can also be stronger than what you might otherwise have. Also, hair might suddenly appear in unwanted places like the face, the belly, or around the nipples.
Although rare, a brain dead pregnant patient’s body can be kept alive to deliver a fetus.
Delivering a baby can be excruciating, that’s why many women now opt for an epidural to ease the pain. However, an Australian mother wished to keep the experience as close to normal as possible. Surprisingly she gave birth to a 14-pound baby.
To lessen blood loss during labor and delivery the blood clots faster than usual.
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The flavors from the food a pregnant woman eats get transmitted into the amniotic fluid which is then consumed by the baby inside the womb. This can have an effect on a baby’s flavor preferences when they start eating solid food.
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