Amazing Fact About Pregnancy

• The most common day for babies to be born is Tuesday.

• Mothers who are over 40 at the time of a child’s birth are 128 percent more likely to have a left-handed baby than a woman in her 20s.

• Most babies aren’t born on their due date. Less than 10 percent of babies in America are actually born on their exact predicted, due date.

• Your heart literally grows during pregnancy. It works harder and beats quicker due to the increased volume of blood in your body (that increases 40–50 percent).

• Some dads really do experience pregnancy related symptoms along with their partner. Psychological symptoms that may be related to Couvade Syndrome include changes in sleeping patterns, anxiety, depression, reduced libido and restlessness.

• Your joints soften. Your body produces a hormone called relaxin, which softens your ligaments and prepares your body for childbirth.

• Pregnancy can lead to enhanced sense of smell. This is believed to be nature’s way of protecting the mom-to-be from consuming anything harmful.

• Pregnant women and their babies exchange cells, leading to a phenomenon called “microchimerism,” where a small number of the baby’s cells live in the mom’s body, and vice versa.

• The longest recorded pregnancy lasted 375 days, well beyond the typical 280-day gestation period.