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Interesting Facts About Pregnancy

The average age for a first time mother is 25-29. In 1970 it was 21.

Pregnant women at a healthy weight should eat an extra 300 calories per day. This amount is roughly equivalent to a serving of yogurt and half of a bagel

The average woman’s uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size during pregnancy. It only takes 6-8 weeks for it to return to its original size.

While not all pregnant women will crave pickles and ice cream specifically, pregnancy cravings are rooted in the body’s extra need for minerals and comfort-inducing serotonin.

May babies are, on average, 7 ounces heavier than babies born in other months.

When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened.

While the feet do not actually get longer or wider during pregnancy, most women do gain up to half a shoe size, due to increased fluid volume in the foot.

Pregnancy messes with your growth pattern, causing you to have a fuller head of hair during pregnancy and experience increased hair loss afterward. Don’t worry, your hair returns to its normal growth pattern about six months after delivery.

Babies play with their umbilical in the womb. They also suck their thumb, cry, and dream!

Your first pregnancy tends to be longer than subsequent ones.

Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system.

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

Studies show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a higher chance of having a girl compared to couples that do not smoke.

Only 25% of couples actively trying to conceive will experience pregnancy within the woman’s first cycle. However, 90% of couples will achieve pregnancy within the first 12 months of actively trying.

Approximately 10% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Many miscarriages often occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

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