interesting pregnancy facts
October 1, 2009 | In: Medical facts
Tuesday is the most popular day for babies making their arrival in the world.
The number of multiple births has increased by more than 400 percent in the last 20 years.
During pregnancy, the average woman’s uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.
Nearly all babies are born with blue or blue-grey eyes. Permanent eye colouration develops during the following months.
Babies breathe much faster than adults – 30 to 50 times a minute compared to an adult’s 15 to 20 times a minute.
A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is considered a premature baby.
The largest surviving baby ever born weighed 14 pounds, 13 ounces and was nearly 23 inches in length.
Unborn babies can hear things from as early as 12 weeks.
Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA.
A pregnant woman’s dental health can affect her unborn child.
The average weight gained during pregnancy is 26-32 pounds.
At 16 weeks, the human fetus is 6 inches long and has all its organs formed.