To a mom giving birth is a miracle fraught with dangers. Apart from morning sickness and labor pains, plenty of other things are happening to bring those little lives to the world.And some of them are down right perturbing.

For nine months women transform into superheroes – their endurance tested to the utmost. Of course, you feel blessed when those lovable faces stare back at you. However, that doesn’t turn any of these things less weird.

Thrice as many women, around 1 in 3, will undergo Cesarian birth than was reported 10 years ago.

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In the latter part of pregnancy your baby will urinate nearly a liter per day.

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Along the pregnancy period the uterus stretches from the size of a peach to around the size of a medium watermelon. That’s around 500 times its usual size.

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Around the end of pregnancy a woman’s placenta makes more estrogen per day than a non-pregnant woman will make in three years.

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Excess fluid and water retention can make a pregnant women’s feet to bulge to one full shoe size.

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Pregnancy can prolong to a full year. Longest pregnancy reported to date lasted 375 days.

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There is a high chance of a multiple birth in tall or overweight mothers.

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Pregnant women truly experience a raised sense of smell, which is primarily the body’s way of steering clear of food that would be bad for the baby.

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It’s usual for women to feel a change in their skin color. It occurs nearly 90% of the time.

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The baby’s fingerprints take shape in a span of three months following pregnancy.

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Newborns are going heavier and heavier. Not long ago a mom gave birth to an infant weighing 15 lbs and 7 oz.

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Blood flow climbs during pregnancy, so random nosebleeds and bloody gums are common.

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Studies point out that babies can taste what the mother is eating. Strong flavors such as garlic are particularly able to traverse the amniotic fluid.

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Since the last two decades, more baby boys were born in America than girls. Anyhow, women still outnumber men in population.

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The single scientifically validated way of inducing labor is nipple stimulation, called “the comfort technique.”