Fun Pregnancy Facts

I’ve scoured the world wide web looking for fun and interesting facts about Pregnancy to entertain you. Enjoy!

Fun Pregnancy Facts!

Did you know…

The number of cesarean births has risen to 27% over the last decade. That’s an increase of 40%! Cesarean risk goes up as women age, and with all the woman putting off children for their careers, perhaps this has something to do with the increase in c-sections?

The average age for a first time mother is 25-29. It used to be 21 in 1970! I was 25, so I guess I fit the bill!

My childbirth class teacher reported that the Labor and Delivery floor tended to be busier during thunderstorms

The state with the highest birth rate is Mississippi.

10% of births are inductions. I guess I am part of that 10%!

The number of multiple births has quadrupled over the past 20 years. I think Octomom had something to do with that statistic!

The world’s first test tube twins were Stephen and Amanda Mays. They were born June 5, 1981.

The average woman’s uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size during pregnancy. It only takes 6-8 weeks for it to return to its original size.

May babies are on average 7 ounces heavier than babies born in other months. I would like to suggest this is because the moms have been pregnant during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, which are all big “food holidays.” My biggest weight gain was over Christmas!

When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened. My ability to detect the presence of french fries 3 miles away during pregnancy is proof of that!

Your feet may grow 1-2 sizes during each pregnancy.

Pregnancy messes with your hair growth pattern, causing you to have a fuller head of hair during pregnancy and experience increased hair loss afterward. Don’t worry, your hair returns to its normal growth pattern about six months after delivery.

Babies play with their umbilical cord in the womb. They also suck their thumb, cry, and dream!

Your first pregnancy tends to be longer than subsequent ones.

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About Kim Neyer

Kim is a freelance writer, photographer and stay at home mom to her one-year-old son, Micah. She has been married to her husband, Eric, since 2006. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, with a degree in English Writing. In her free time she likes to blog, edit photos, crochet, read, watch movies with her family, and play guitar.

One thought on “Fun Pregnancy Facts

  1. The rate of c-sections have gone up because of medical “interventions”. It has absolutely nothing to do with the woman being older or younger.
    May want to do a little more research into that :/ wouldn’t want to be giving out wrong information. :) Have a great one! Love the blog!

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