11) The uterus is stretched to 500 times its normal size during pregnancy.
Your uterus, once roughly the size of a peach ends up being the size of a watermelon by the end of pregnancy. But equally amazing is the fact that after giving birth, your giant watermelon uterus returns to its original size in only six weeks time. This process is referred to as involution. Talk about getting back into shape!
12) The biggest baby on record weighed a whopping 22 pounds.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest baby on record weighed 22 pounds and measured 28 inches long and was born on January 19th, 1879 in Seville, Ohio. And I thought giving birth to a 9.5 lb baby was rough.
13) Babies cry in the womb.
That’s right. They cry, suck their thumbs, and while it’s currently debated, some claim that babies have been busted masturbating during sonograms. While that last one might be a little disturbing, let’s cut the little guys a break. They really thought they were alone at the time.
14) The longest pregnancy ever recorded lasted over a year.
375 days, to be exact. Let’s all take a moment of silence to recognize Bella Hunter, the poor 25-year-old woman from Los Angeles, who endured an extra two months of being EXTREMELY pregnant. She deserves a statue in every maternity ward.
15) Nosebleeds are a common pregnancy symptom.
Bring some tissue and not just for crying. Nosebleeds can show up right from the start of pregnancy. Baby Center reports that 20% of pregnant women experience nosebleeds, compared to only 6% in non-pregnant women. The culprit: expanding blood vessels inside the nose combined with an increased blood supply.