Pregnancy is one of the most remarkable time of a woman’s life when she experiences amazing changes or unexplained signs in her body. Each woman has a story to share on the bittersweet experience. However, we are able to gather some unknown facts about what happens in the womb during pregnancy; the foetus’ behaviour and what differences are seen in the woman after birth.
1. During Pregnancy, a baby starts making its first poop called Meconium, at about 21 weeks of gestation. However, it won’t pass it until after its birthday
2. Babies Cry in the Womb. Not everybody would believe this, but mothers have actually confirmed this fact. One Heather said she witnessed this through the ultrasound screen of her youngest child and her Doctor confirmed it too.
3. You still might not know that the sex of the baby is determined by whether the sperm that fertilises the egg carries the X or Y version of chromosome 23. This means the gender of the baby is determined by the father and not the mother.
4. Contraction does not end after a woman gives birth. The muscle cramps are the body’s way of stopping the excess blood loss. Some mothers has confirmed that it gets worse during breastfeeding
5. Several studies and observations have shown that babies can taste what the mother is eating. Just as it goes that whatever the mother ate the most during pregnancy, the baby will love the same after it is born. A lady attested to this but in her testament, she said she saw the baby through ultrasound screen putting something in its mouth shortly after she finished eating a piece of bread.
6. A woman’s Uterus expands 500 times its normal size over the course of a pregnancy This explains why a woman may never regain her figure after having children, but that’s the pride of motherhood.
7. Most of the Amniotic fluid (the protective fluid contained in the amniotic sac of a pregnant female) is inexplicably sterile.
8. The eggs of mice, rabbits, gorilla, dogs, pigs, whale and humans are all about the same size. This is probably because they are all mammals.
9. During pregnancy, the fetus in its mother’s womb can feel, see and hear. Some doctors usually advise pregnant mothers to sing or read a book to their unborn children.
10. A fetus acquires fingerprints at 3 months.
11. The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum or egg cell, while the smallest cell is male sperm.
12. From the second trimester onward, babies urinate in the uterus and then drink it.