Pregnancy has and always will be an unbelievable thing that us as women get to experience! Sometimes when I really sit and think about it, it can seem so surreal what actually happens inside our bodies to create this new life!!
Here’s a few facts you might not be aware of!
1.Your uterus is one tough cookie. The force inside a woman’s uterus from pushing with a contraction translates to 397 pounds of pressure per square foot, or 2.8 pounds of pressure per square inch on her baby’s head.
- 2. What was that noise? It’s painful yet true — the first time a woman delivers a child, her pelvic bone will actually separate in the middle. According to gynaecologists “The cartilage stretches at the middle of the pubic bone,” “The bone doesn’t break, but it never really goes back together either — it’s not made to go back together.
- 3.You can get pregnant when you’re already pregnant. Pregnancy sex is supposed to be care- (and contraceptive-) free, but on rare occasions, women have gotten pregnant twice. Its called superfetation!!
- 4.One size does not fit all. There are actually four different shapes that a woman’s pelvis can take. Unfortunately, only one is best for accommodating a baby’s head during childbirth — the gynecoid. Fortunately, that shape happens to be the most common.
- 5.That line was actually always there. You know that dark line (linea nigrea, or black line) that suddenly appears straight down the middle of your stomach during pregnancy? It’s not a mystery how it got there. “That line was actually always there,” says gynaecologists “But pregnancy hormones change the pigmentation to make it show more.
- 6.That waddle is not your fault. Feeling self-conscious about your duck walk? It may not have anything to do with your size or weight. The waddle is actually due to the fact that the joints become more relaxed and the center of gravity changes, Pregnant women walk a little bit wider — that’s why you waddle.
7. In addition to her uterus, a woman’s feet and heart increase in size during pregnancy.
8. Pregnant women and new mothers can lactate at the sound of a baby crying, even if it’s not their baby.