A 3D illustration of an embryo during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Fun Facts

Do you know that a baby develops taste buds even before it is born? Learn some more interesting facts about pregnancy in this section.

Next time you are tempting to eat something, remember it is not an acquired characteristic. It was there even before you were born.

Pregnancy Fun Facts

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Fingerprints of a baby develop during the 13th week of the pregnancy, which is at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.
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Cesarean delivery or C-section is when the baby's delivery is done through surgical means through incisions in the uterus and the abdomen.
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For a woman of normal weight, the average weight during pregnancy is 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg). It may vary slightly if the woman is overweight or underweight.
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By the fourth week of pregnancy, the baby develops a heartbeat known as an embryonic heartbeat. As compared to an adult’s heartbeat, it is twice as fast.
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Pregnancy is also known as gestation. It is defined as the time takes for an offspring to develop inside a woman’s uterus fully.
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A baby can sense light when the pregnancy enters the 15th week, which lies in the second trimester. During this time, the baby starts developing taste buds as well.
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The longest pregnancy was recorded in 1945, when a lady named Beulah Hunter, aged 25 years, gave birth after 375 days of pregnancy.
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A healthy woman bearing a normal-sized fetus, with an average birth weight of about 3.3 kg (7.2 lb), will increase her Blood plasma volume by an average of about 1250 ml (42 fl oz), which is 45% more blood plasma in average.
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Newborn babies do not have kneecaps. Instead, they have cartilage that later transforms into a kneecap during growth years.
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A woman who carries the baby of another woman is called a surrogate. The father’s sperm is artificially inseminated in the woman for this purpose.

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