Pregnancy is a phase of life for a woman, wherein she has to experience major changes, both emotionally and physically. That is the time she needs extra care and attention. Here, we get to you the other side of the story, some of the startling facts that will serve as eye-openers for you.
Did you know that babies pee and poop in the womb? Did you know that the youngest mother was five years of age? Did you know that what a mother eats during her pregnancy affects her child's future eating preferences? Well, this world is full of mysteries and facts and here we try to unveil some of the really fun and quirky ones.
The facts are such that you will be compelled to share them with your expecting friends.
Here you go!
The heaviest birth was by Canadian Anna Bates in 1879. She was7 feet 11.5 inches (2.43 m) tall. The baby boy weighed 23.12 lb (10.8 kg) and died 11 hours after birth.
Beulah Hunter, a 25-year old woman from Los Angeles, gave birth to a daughter, Penny Diana Hunter in 1945, after one year and 10 days of pregnancy. An average pregnancy lasts for 280 days.
Known as 'the wife of Feodor Vassilyev' from the village of Shuya, she gave birth to 69 children during 27 pregnancies. You will be surprised to know that she popped out 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four quadruplets.
And they also swallow their pee. They also poop! Gosh! Yes, that is a serious fact.
They hear a baby crying. This is the case, even when the baby is not theirs. Such is the connection!
Well, humans are full of emotions, even before birth! Hence proven.
During the course of pregnancy. That is a great deal of elasticity.
This is the reason for swelling in their feet and pain is felt in different parts of the body.
Studies have shown that food aversions and preferences start in the womb. This happens after birth too, as flavour molecules also travel in the breast milk.
They can also see the light from outside. The eyes first generally open in between the 26 and 28 weeks. They have a blur vision and respond with a flutter to the bright sources of light like the sun or flashlight.
Appear in the first three months of the pregnancy.
Now that's an intriguing fact.
Gosh, such rare are natal teeth.
And by the time of 8 months, it starts beating at a normal pace of 160 times in a minute. The thumping can be heard with ultrasound technology.
This is because the nutrients can pass through the walls easily, that is, between a baby's placenta and mom's uterine wall.
We hope these facts enlightened you on the divine process of pregnancy.