Did you know? Interesting facts on Pregnancy
In keeping with our focus on Pregnancy and health, we have some interesting pregnancy related facts to share. Did you know…
- 70% of expectant mothers complain of morning sickness in the first trimester, due to the increase in pregnancy hormone levels. Sickness most commonly occurs in the morning, but can come on at any time of the day. Having a cup of tea and a dry biscuit before you get out of bed may help if sickness occurs when you get out of bed. Also try to avoid increased stress and rushing around – while we know this can be challenging, especially if you have other small children, it should help with the sickness.
- During the first trimester, the pregnancy hormones are slowly increasing (this is what causes morning sickness). Until they become high enough, the developing baby is not fully secure in the uterus, so that there can be an increased risk of losing the pregnancy in this time. Approximately 10% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, many occur before a mother even knows she is pregnant.
- At the same time as our hormone levels are increasing, our blood pressure is dropping .This low blood pressure is normal in pregnancy although it can cause some women to faint – so again, take things easy if you can and look after yourself.
- Only 5% of babies are born on their due date. 50% are born within 1 week and 90% within 2 weeks of the due date.
- A mother’s voice and smell is recognized by her baby from birth.