Interesting facts about pregnancy

Did you know:

-A baby is born in the world every 3 seconds.

-Only 5 percent of women give birth on their due dates?

-The expectant mother’s blood volume increases 30-50% more during pregnancy.

-During pregnancy, the average women’s uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.

-The average size of a full-term baby in the U.S. is 8 pounds. This is an increase from an average size of 6 pounds 30 years ago.

-The youngest mum ever is reported to be a five-year-old girl in Peru called Lina Medina who gave birth to a baby boy by C-section in May 1939.

-A Russian woman who was known only as ‘the wife of Feodor Vassilyev’ from the village of Shuya, reportedly gave birth to 69 children in the 18th century during 27 pregnancies. She popped out 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four quadruplets.

-Your baby is fully formed by the end of your first trimester, it’s just super tiny! But it has all its requisite organs.

-Your baby can hear you by month four.

-The world’s longest pregnancy lasted 375 days, strangely, the baby was only a little under seven pounds.

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Moms Expertise
12/09/13
8Theresa Gould
I don't think the birth weight of the baby and the weight of the mother has anything to do with the health of the baby. Mothers who smoke are notoriously known to have smaller babies, does that make the babies healthier? No. Smaller babies are more prone to being sick than larger babies too. Larger babies are also stronger and can hold up their heads faster and better than smaller babies. They also tend to roll over sooner, which will most likely help prevent SIDS. Some of this is factual and other is experiential.
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        12/09/13
        Tessa
        Very intersting and so sad about the 5 year old mother. That breaks my heart :(
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