13 Amazing Pregnancy Facts That You Should Know

Amazing Pregnancy Facts
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A Woman’s uterus expands to more than 500 times its normal size over the course of a pregnancy.

A Woman’s uterus expands to more than 500 times its normal size over the course of a pregnancy.

Studies have shown that babies can taste what the mother is eating.

Studies have shown that babies can taste what the mother is eating.

Contractions Don’t Stop After Birth The muscle cramps are the body’s way of stopping excess blood loss.

Contractions Don’t Stop After Birth The muscle cramps are the body’s way of stopping excess blood loss.

The sex of a baby is determined by whether the sperm that fertilizes the egg carries the X or Y version of chromosome 23. i.e the sex of the baby is determined by the father and NOT by the mother.

The sex of a baby is determined by whether the sperm that fertilizes the egg carries the X or Y version of chromosome 23. i.e the sex of the baby is determined by the father and NOT by the mother.

Most of the amniotic fluid is actually sterile urine  Amniotic fluid - is the protective liquid contained by the amniotic sac of a pregnant female. Amniotic Sac - is the sac in which the fetus develops, this is inner membrane. The outer membrane is part of placenta.

Most of the amniotic fluid is actually sterile urine

  • Amniotic fluid – is the protective liquid contained by the amniotic sac of a pregnant female.
  • Amniotic Sac – is the sac in which the fetus develops, this is inner membrane. The outer membrane is part of placenta.

The eggs of mice, rabbits, gorillas, dogs, pigs, whales and humans are all about the same size.

The eggs of mice, rabbits, gorillas, dogs, pigs, whales and humans are all about the same size.

The last organ to develop in the baby is the lungs.

The last organ to develop in the baby is the lungs.

Unborn babies can feel see and hear.

Unborn babies can feel see and hear.

A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of 3 months.

A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of 3 months.

The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum, or egg cell. The smallest cell in the human body is the male sperm.

The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum, or egg cell.
The smallest cell in the human body is the male sperm.

From the second trimester onward, babies pee in the uterus. Then they drink it.

From the second trimester onward, babies pee in the uterus.
Then they drink it.

A baby starts making its first poo, called meconium, at around 21 weeks gestation. However, it won’t pass it until after its birth.

A baby starts making its first poo, called meconium, at around 21 weeks gestation.
However, it won’t pass it until after its birth.

Babies cry in the womb.

Babies cry in the womb.