Pregnancy is a magical time for every mother and father. But do you know what’s really going on when a woman is pregnant? We found 17 of the most bizarre pregnancy facts that are very hard to believe. For example, from the second trimester onwards, babies pee in the uterus. Then they drink it. Then they pee again. Then they drink it. Babies consume about 1 liter of their own pee when in the womb. Here are 17 more bizarre pregnancy facts.
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1. Nipple stimulation is the only scientifically proven method of legitimately bringing on labour.
2. The longest known pregnancy lasted for a year and 10 days.
3. Rabbits, dogs, pigs, whales, and humans all start as eggs roughly the same size (around 0.2mm).
4. Orgasms can cause contractions.
5. The old wives’ tale is true: Pregnant women who suffer with heartburn ARE more likely to give birth to babies with full heads of hair. Scientists suggest that the higher levels of oestrogen and progesterone that stimulate hair growth also relax the oesophagus, causing acid reflux.
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7. In fact, amniotic fluid is mostly sterile urine.
8. One woman conceived after oral sex and a knife fight. A girl from Lesotho born without a vagina became pregnant when she was stabbed in the stomach after performing oral sex on her boyfriend. Seriously. This is an actual thing that happened.
9. Pregnant woman and new mothers can lactate automatically when they hear a baby crying (even if it’s not their own).
10. From the second trimester onwards, babies pee in the uterus. Then they drink it. Then they pee again. Then they drink it.
11. For every 2,000 babies, one is born with a tooth.
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13. There are more twins born in Central Africa than in anywhere else in the developing world.
14. Chances of a multiple birth increase with tall or overweight mothers.
15. Babies cry in the womb. It’s clear from 4D scans that babies frown in the womb, but scientists have also been able to tell from measuring their breathing patterns that unborn babies also cry. This, they say, isn’t necessarily because they’re upset – they’re just practising.
16. Baby girls are born with all the eggs they will ever use, but boys don’t develop sperm until puberty.
17. Babies can taste the food their mothers eat in the womb.
18. This is how a baby’s face forms in the womb.
20. A woman’s feet and heart increase in size during pregnancy.