Over 350,000 babies are born each day. With so many pregnant women, one would assume that everything about pregnancy is well-known. But that’s not the case. During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes many changes and some of them are really surprising.
In this article, Bright Side will amaze you with 9 amazing pregnancy facts that are not very well-known but show how wondrous a woman’s body is.
The longest known pregnancy lasted for a year and 10 days
A 25-year-old woman from Los Angeles gave birth to a baby after being pregnant for 375 days instead of the normal 280.
Pregnant women and new mothers can lactate automatically when they hear a baby crying (even if it’s not their own).
The release of breast milk, known as the let-down reflex, causes the release of the hormone oxytocin, which stimulates milk production. While sucking by the baby is the usual trigger,
oxytocin can also be released due to other stimuli like looking at a photograph of your baby, thinking of your baby, or hearing the sound of a crying baby (even when the baby is not yours).