10 Insane Facts To Ready Yourself During Pregnancy
About half of the population will never become pregnant in their lifetime, and that is mostly because they are males. Pregnancy still plays an important part in the human race, as without it we could not continue the species. As a whole, though, the act of being pregnant is a very weird biological function, and most people probably don’t know anything about it, besides the simple fact that a baby will pop out in nine months. However, scientists have slowly been gathering data to rectify this situation. Here are ten insane facts to prepare yourself for being pregnant.
According to some pregnant women, porcelain toilet seats have a tendency to turn purple after they have been sitting on them while pregnant. Scientists believe this comes from pH levels within the expectant mother.
The first bowel movement a baby ever performs is known as Meconium. Doctors test this stool sample in order to test whether or not the mother was on drugs during the pregnancy. It is sometimes used to determine if the mother can keep the child or not.
If you thought spending nine months pregnant was bad, a female kangaroo is actually always pregnant. Should there be a drought or famine within their region, the female will pause their pregnancies until conditions have improved.
Some women still refuse to accept the fact that they have become pregnant. Instead, these women choose to believe they have a tumor growing inside of their stomachs. They tend to hide their pregnancy, which is dangerous for the fetus inside.
The previously mentioned bouts of denial can be a lot stronger than most people ever imagine. Around 1 in every 2,500 women deny they are even pregnant. Some even choose to believe it is still a tumor as they are delivering in the hospital room.
Biologists working at Cornell University have discovered that the expected morning sickness every expectant mother experiences is mother natures way of cleaning the toxins from the body for the incoming baby.
The very first pregnancy tests to have ever been performed occurred in Ancient Egypt. The expectant mother would pee onto a field of wheat and barley. Should the wheat sprout, it would be a girl. If the barley sprouted, then it was a boy. If nothing happened, then it she was not pregnant.
Free Birth Control
Between the years of 2007 and 2011, the St. Louis area began giving our free birth control to the young women in the city. During this period of time, abortions decreased by as much as 75 percent. More cities could adapt this.
Pregnant Polar Bear
In order to see if a polar bear is pregnant, zoo keepers will bring in a specially trained beagle that currently lives in Cincinatti. The beagle is named Elvis, and will smell the polar bear poop to determine if the bear is pregnant or not.
A mosquito generally only drinks nectar. However, they feast on blood when they are pregnant. So, the next time you swat away that little pesky bug, remember you are crushing tons of babies, too.