16) You might leak breastmilk upon hearing your baby cry.
According to Dr. Viehmann on Parents.com, “Anything that makes you think of your baby, like saying her name, talking about her, or even hearing another baby cry, causes your body to release oxytocin. It’s the same hormone that helps women bond with their babies, but, at times, a surge of oxytocin can cause lactating moms to leak.
17) Your uterus plans ahead.
Braxton Hicks Contractions are your body’s way of preparing for the big day and are perfectly normal. In fact, they’re a good thing. American Pregnancy explains:
Braxton Hicks contractions can begin as early as the second trimester. However, they are most commonly experienced in the third trimester. When this happens, the muscles of the uterus tighten for approximately 30 to 60 seconds, and sometimes as long as two minutes.
Unless your contractions are consistent and painful, you’re most likely just joining your body on a test-run. But if you’ve got any concerns, always give your doctor a call.
18) Nipple stimulation is scientifically proven to bring on labor.
More respectably known as the comfort technique, nipple stimulation is the only scientifically proven method of initiating labor. Once again, you have oxytocin to thank for getting things going.
19) Your baby will be so cute you will want to eat them up, literally.
It’s called cute aggression, and it’s an odd psychological phenomenon originally credited in 2012 to Yale graduates, Rebecca Dyer and Oriana Aragon. “It might be that how we deal with high positive emotion is to sort of give it a negative pitch somehow. That sort of regulates, keeps us level, and releases that energy,” Dyer explained in an interview with Live Science. Good to know we aren’t all just psychopaths.
20) Orgasms are more intense during pregnancy.
That’s right, ladies. You just might get more bang for your buck in the bedroom while pregnant. You can thank increased blood flow downstairs for the afternoon delight. Pregnancy is filled with discomfort and sacrifice but we can’t say that it doesn’t have it’s silver-linings. Not to mention, you get a beautiful little baby at the end who makes every single weird symptom worth the wild ten-month ride.