Sunday, January 6, 2008

Did you know?

Pregnancy Know-hows!

Did you know...

that breastfeeding can help you burn up to 450 calories every day.

that during pregnancy, you’re more likely to get heart palpitations as your heart has to work harder. Palpitations (which feel as though your heart is beating irregularly) are normal.

that it’s all in the mind according to Californian researchers, who found that pregnant women actually had an increased memory capability. Their study found that during pregnancy, key brain areas altered in size - and the effects can last for decades. now talk about pregnancy brain?!

that during the first few weeks, baby girls smile nearly twice as often as baby boys - apparently they’re genetically programmed to be more sociable!

that 90% of mums-to-be feel stressed out about their pregnancy according to a survey by Tommy’s, the baby charity. If you’re feeling under pressure, make sure you always find the time to calm down - whether by talking to a friend, going for a walk or just sitting down and putting your feet up!

that during your prenatal visits, the OB will measure your uterus and the measurement of your uterus from pubic bone to the top of your uterus in centimeters correlate exactly to the number of weeks you are in pregnancy-it is called fundal height.

that baby's heart begins beating at week 5.







4 comments:

  1. i don't get the last one!! the baby's heart only beats after 5 weeks? hmmm....

    enjoyed reading though! thanks

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  2. sis at the 5th week of pregnancy or three weeks after conception, the baby's heart and circulatory system are taking shape and baby's blood vessels will complete a circuit, and his or her heart will begin to beat. Although you won't be able to hear it yet, the motion of your baby's beating heart may be detected with an ultrasound exam. :)

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