10 Amazing Facts About Pregnancy That You May Not Know

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Pregnancy is one of life’s miracles. You are growing a life, a child inside your body. It’s incredible. I’ve been pregnant 3 times and given birth to three little people and it still amazes me to no end.

Sure there are discomforts, the weight gain, the swollen ankles, the need to use the washroom every ten minutes – but the end result is the best gift you will ever receive. Gosh I think I’m convincing myself to have another!

1Your Uterus Expands Up To 500 Times Its Normal Size

 

A woman’s body is an incredible thing. Did you know the uterus enlarges up to 500 times its normal size? It can go from a couple of ounces to 1-2 pounds in weight. Once you have delivered it gradually goes back to its original size and weight.

Your Heart Grows

 

Yes it grows with love for your child, but did you know your heart organ actually enlarges while you are pregnant? It works harder and beats at a more rapid pace due to the increased volume of blood in your body. Your blood volume alone increases by 40-50%!

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