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Posted by bio_man   March 28, 2019   330 views
1. Each year in the United States, there are approximately six million pregnancies. This means that at any one time, about 4% of women in the United States are pregnant.

2. About 3% of all pregnant women will give birth to twins, which is an increase in rate of nearly 60% since the early 1980s.

3. Approximately 500,000 babies are born each year in the United States to teenage mothers.

4. The largest baby ever born weighed more than 23 pounds but died just 11 hours after his birth in 1879. The largest surviving baby was born in October 2009 in Sumatra, Indonesia, and weighed an astounding 19.2 pounds at birth.

5. Approximately one in three babies in the United States is now delivered by cesarean section. The number of cesarean sections in the United States has risen 46% since 1996.

6. Approximately 15–25% of recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. However, many miscarriages often occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

7. Fewer than 10% of babies are born on their exact due dates, 50% are born within 1 week of the due date, and 90% are born within 2 weeks of the date.

8. During pregnancy, a woman is more likely to experience bleeding gums and nosebleeds caused by hormonal changes that increase blood flow to the mouth and nose.

9. Approximately 70% of expectant mothers report experiencing some symptoms of morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy.

10. Pregnant women usually experience a heightened sense of smell beginning late in the first trimester. Some experts call this the body’s way of protecting a pregnant woman from foods that are unsafe for the fetus.

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Bonus: According to research, pregnant women tend to eat more if carrying a baby boy. Male fetuses may secrete a chemical that stimulates their mothers to step up her energy intake.
Posted on Apr 3, 2019 by bio_man
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