Interesting Facts About Pregnancy

Most of us don't know a lot about pregnancy. Now, here are some lesser known facts related to pregnancy....

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Pregnancy isn't easy. It is a tough journey every mother takes up to welcome the baby to this world.

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Many changes start occurring in the woman's body from the day of conception till the day of delivery.

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And some changes seem weird too. For example, when a woman is pregnant, suddenly the regular footwear she wears also feels tight. That's because feet might swell a bit during pregnancy.

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Now, here are some lesser known facts related to pregnancy....

Fact #1

During pregnancy, the uterus is said to expand at least 500 times more than its actual size.

Fact #2

When a pregnant women eats food, the baby first absorbs the necessary nutrients and this could sometimes leave the mother deficient of certain nutrients. Iron deficiency during pregnancy is one example.

Fact #3

Some studies say that babies pass urine while they are inside the womb. The passed urine again gets consumed!

Fact #4

During pregnancy, the bones in the body are said to soften a bit. Hormones like relaxin and estrogen are secreted more in order to relax the ligaments.

Fact #5

The average weight gain of pregnant women could be around 10 to 15 kilos but only around 36% of the weight gain is of the baby.

Fact #6

High levels of hormones could also make the skin dry. When the skin tears, stretch marks are also formed. Using a moisturiser may help.

Fact #7

Though many women think that breast feeding could alter the shape of the breast, the fact is pregnancy causes more changes in the shape of the breasts.

Fact #8

Some studies say that even the heart and the feet of pregnant women expand during pregnancy just like the uterus!

Read more about: pregnancy, parenting, womb, baby, foetus, hormones
Story first published: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 15:02 [IST]
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