Ever wonder why you have to have that tub of ice cream or a piece of pickle in the middle of the night? Or, if babies of smokers are most likely to smoke as adults? Here are some interesting trivia and pregnancy facts.
Cravings. Ever wonder why you have to have that tub of ice cream or a piece of pickle in the middle of the night? Some experts say that cravings represent mineral deficiencies in the body.
Only less than 10% of babies are born on their exact due date, 50% are born within one week of the due date and 90% of the babies are eager to see the world two weeks ahead.
A woman’s body is an incredible thing. Did you know the uterus enlarges up to 500 times its normal size? It can go from a couple of ounces to 1-2 pounds in weight. Once you have delivered it gradually goes back to its original size and weight.
Accidents during pregnancy do not cause birthmarks.
Pregnant women really do experience a heightened sense of smell, which is basically the body’s way of steering them away from food that would be bad for the baby.
Every three seconds a baby is born.
Habits kick in early. Babies of mothers who smoke are most likely to smoke when they’re adults.
The lucky ones. About 30% of expectant mothers do not experience morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Even unborn babies dream.
During your pregnancy, the nutrients from the food you eat goes to your baby first before it passes over to you.
Your feet can grow by up to one size during pregnancy. The relaxin hormone (used by the body to help your muscles and joints relax so the baby can pass through the birth canal) can also loosen the ligaments in your feet.