Healthiest babies are born to women who gain at least 35 pounds during pregnancy. [National Academy of Sciences]
The average expectant mother gains 22 pounds. Loses 13.5 within an hour after delivery. Sheds another 3.5 during the next 12 days. And six weeks later weighs 17.75 pounds less than she weighed at start of labor.
Children conceived during cool months average slightly higher on IQ tests than those conceived during warm months.
The saline content of amniotic fluid is the same as the oceans.
The skin of an unborn baby, if cut by a surgical incision, heals without a scar.
Unborn babies dream.
Expectant mothers who suffer that deep discomfort called morning sickness early in pregnancy are less likely to give birth prematurely.
Dosing pregnant women with vitamin B-6 stops them from having morning sickness.
A woman over age 40 is 128 percent more likely to bear a left-handed child.
A woman is more susceptible to sunburn when she’s pregnant than at other times.
Couples are more likely to continue to have children if they have only girls.
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