6) Many women experience bleeding during their healthy and successful pregnancies.
Implantation bleeding, swollen capillaries in the nether regions bursting after intercourse, or even an inflamed cervix can all cause bleeding during pregnancy that is non-threatening to your little bun in the oven. I should know. I experienced bleeding throughout two of my successful pregnancies due to a rare pregnancy complication, known as “subchorionic hematoma.”
While my personal experience with pregnancy bleeding was on the more serious side and did raise some concerns, I now have two little humans destroying my house as I type this, so try not to freak out if you notice some spotting. Call your doctor and know that everything could be just fine.
*This fact requires a disclaimer, as any bleeding during pregnancy requires an immediate call to your doctor.
7) It's possible to get pregnant while your already pregnant.
Pregnancy Magazine reports that, while it’s extremely rare, it is possible for some women to conceive while already currently expecting. This can be explained by a rare phenomenon called superfetation, where women continue to ovulate during pregnancy. The result is two babies with completely different due dates. While technically it’s possible, there are only 10 reported cases of superfetation on record.
8) Twins come in many forms.
There are 7 types of twins, to be exact. While fraternal and identical twins are common, the other five types include Half-Identical, Mirror Image Twins, Mixed Chromosome Twins, Superfecundation, and Superfetation, and are extremely rare.
9) Tall women are more likely to have twins.
According to a 2006 study by Dr. Gary Steinman, taller women are more likely to conceive twins. Scientists believe that insulin-like growth factor could explain the link between height and twins as it has been positively identified to affect both genetic traits.
10) A fetus has fingerprints.
They may be tiny, but by 6 months in utero, babies fingerprints are fully developed, completely unique, and will remain that way throughout their life. According to UCSB Science, fingerprints are formed from pressure being applied to the fingers when the baby touches their surroundings.