Getting pregnant is one of the most amazing things that happen with a woman. However the changes that happen during pregnancy are even more amazing. You don’t believe it right? Let us have a look at 10 amazing Pregnancy facts that you probably didn’t know before reading this. Have a look.
Here Are Some Random Facts About Pregnancy:
Amniotic Fluid Is Sterile Foetus Urine
Amniotic fluid is the protective fluid which is present in the amniotic sac of the pregnant woman. The baby starts producing urine and urinating just during the second trimester. This baby urine is collected in the amniotic sac and apparently the baby drinks the same urine and urinates again. There is a constant cycle which continues.
Baby Gets A Taste Of What You Eat
Yes this is not a myth. Whatever the mother eats during pregnancy the baby gets a flavour of it; especially when the food has a strong taste, for example: garlic, bitter chocolate, coffee etc.
It Is Not Required To Eat For Two
Many people say that when a woman is pregnant she should start eating for two people. However this is not true. It is important to provide the required nutrition supply, however overeating will not benefit you; might rather increase weight and cause obesity.
Your Shoe Size Changes
Swelling of feet is very common during pregnancy and this happens due to increased water retention and increased volume of blood. This swelling gradually results in a changed shoe size. However this might not happen with everyone.
Your Heart Grows In Size
Along with the shoe size, your heart’s size also increases. Now this happens because your body requires more blood for nourishing the baby as well, and to fulfil this need the size of heart increases.
Blood Volume Increases
Blood volume increases by almost 50% to meet the growth and nutrition requirements of the baby. Because of increase in blood volume; your heart rate increases too. All these changes result in glowing skin as the circulation of blood to skin increases.
Orgasms During Pregnancy Helps
If you indulge in sex during pregnancy and you get an orgasm your blood flow to the pelvic region increases and this apparently helps your baby in growing.
Senses Become Strong
Many females experience this change. The commonest pregnancy associated change is developed and over sensitized taste buds, however this sensitization is not restricted to taste buds alone. All of the body senses becomes very sensitive during pregnancy. Because of this nay slightest of foul smell might make you puke.
Blood Clots Faster
During delivery and separation of placenta, there is a lot of blood loss which happens in the mother’s body. In order to cope with this change your body starts clotting faster and hence prepares for the big day. This change is reversible and becomes normal few days after delivery.
You Might Lose Teeth or Two
We know that the growing baby inside the womb has its own nutritional needs. To cope up with these requirements, doctors advise a well-balanced diet. However if certain nutrients are missing in your diet, as a compensatory mechanism body starts utilising its existing resources. This happens with blood calcium levels; if calcium levels are low during pregnancy, body utilises calcium from teeth and bones making them weak and prone to damage.
Pregnancy Might Last Up To 1 Year
In history, one of the known longest pregnancy lasted for like one year. So even if your pregnancy gets a bit extended it is quite okay.
Automatic Lactation Hearing A Baby Cry
The sensory system of mothers become so sensitive that whenever they hear the crying of a baby, their breasts start lactating (passing milk) automatically. This stimulation i.e. hearing a baby cry, is one of the quickest stimulation for release of milk. The surprising part being that, even if the child is not her own the female will start lactating.
Girls Are Born With All Their Eggs
One of the funny facts is that a girl child is born with all her eggs. This means that whatever number of eggs a female produces in her entire life is already present at the time of her birth. However, that’s not the case with men. Boys do not produce even a single sperm before puberty. However, a contrasting touch to this fact is that male child gets erections in the womb. Amazing isn’t it?
The more you go in depth of it, more amazing facts you will notice during pregnancy. Although there are phases of tremendous discomfort during pregnancy, you will cherish these 9 months throughout your life.