21 Amazing & Bizarre Facts About Pregnancy

19. Contractions Don’t Stop After Birth

Most mothers will have contractions for the first few days after birth. The muscle cramps are the body’s way of stopping excess blood loss.

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20. Fewer than 10% of babies are born on their exact due date

Fewer than 10% of babies are born on their exact due date, 50% are born within one week of the due date, and 90% are born within two weeks of the date.

loading pregnant baby pictureSource: Leaky Squid

21. And this is how a baby’s face forms in the womb.

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