Many things go into a pregnancy. Of course, the two main components are a man’s sperm and a woman’s egg. After the sperm fertilizes the egg, the pregnancy process begins. The entire process is fascinating, from the way a baby grows and develops to the factors affecting its growth. On this list, we look at 10 of the most fascinating facts about pregnancy. We tackle issues such as the longest pregnancy. What caused it? Did the woman survive? How old was she? We also tackle nipple stimulation as far as inducing labor is concerned. Does it really induce contractions and labor? Can nipple stimulation help with the involution of the uterus? How often should a woman stimulate her nipples to induce labor?
The list also focuses on issues concerning the amniotic sac. Does a baby really pee in the amniotic fluid and then swallow it again? What happens after? We also look at the time a baby starts to produce fecal matter. This segment tackles issues such as the time a baby starts making poop and whether he actually poops inside the womb. Can someone get pregnant after engaging in oral sex alone? Well, apparently yes (we'll get to that in more detail). We also look at what makes a new mother produce breast milk when she hears a baby, even if it is not hers, crying.
We also give an answer to the folklore that suggests that women who experience heartburn actually get babies with heads full of hair. Here are 10 fascinating facts you didn’t know about pregnancy:
10 The Longest Pregnancy
9 Nipple Stimulation and Labor
8 Babies Can Taste While in the Womb
7 A Woman Has Gotten Pregnant From Oral Sex
6 Babies Consume Their Own Urine
5 A Baby Starts Making Feces After 21 Weeks in the Womb
4 New Moms Can Lactate Automatically When They Hear a Baby Crying
3 Baby Boys Aren’t Born With Sperm
2 Pregnant Women Who Experience Heartburn Are More Likely To Give Birth to Kids With Full Hair
1 1 Kid in Every 2,000 to 3,000 Births is Born With a Tooth
For every 2,000 to 3,000 babies born, one of them has a natal tooth. Natal teeth are teeth that grow on a baby while still in the womb. They are very rare and often appear on the lower gum as the central incisor teeth. Their roots are shallow and are frequently shaky. Natal teeth can be uncomfortable for the child as well as the mother, especially during breastfeeding. Although most are not related to medical conditions, natal teeth can be formed as a result of the Ellis-van Creveld syndrome, the Hallermann-Streiff syndrome, or the Soto syndrome.
Sources: abcnews.go.com, pennmedicine.org, parents.com, cpmc.org, nationalgeographic.com, onlinelibrary.wiley.com, nlm.nih.gov
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