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10 Crazy Things Happening in Your Body Right Now

By Meredith Franco Meyers | 19 September 2020 | 0 Comments
While you’re going about your normal day, all this is going on right inside you. Cool...and a little weird, huh?

You can’t exactly see it, but your body and baby are accomplishing amazing things during pregnancy. From what’s happening with your uterus and placenta to what baby can sense, we’ve got the scoop on the mind-blowing things going on inside you.

1. Your Uterus Is Growing to 14 Times Its Original Size
Yep, it will stretch from the size of a pear to the size of a watermelon (and go back down again). The uterus holds between four and six pounds of liquid, like mucus and amniotic fluid to cushion the baby in utero.

2. Your Heart Is Pumping a Whopping 40 to 50 Percent More Blood Than It Did Pre-Pregnancy
It’s also beating 10 to 20 more times per minute than it did before. This is to fuel the umbilical cord and placenta  and to prep for the main event: the baby’s birth. It totally makes sense now why you get tired so much faster than you did in your pre bump life, doesn’t it?

3. Baby Can Hear You
By 18 weeks gestation, the ears will have fully developed, and the baby can very likely hear your voice, the vacuum, and the dog barking. When you sing to baby, they’re actually listening and may recognize the songs after birth as being extra-soothing.

4. If It’s a Boy, He Could Be Having Erections
Even before birth, the baby’s tiny reproductive system has started prepping. Between 20 and 23 weeks, a boy has already started making sperm. At that time, a girl’s ovaries and uterus are also fully formed, with a lifetime supply of eggs.

5. The Placenta Is Doing the Work of Four Organs
Sometimes called the “tree of life,” this organ is extremely elaborate and helps babies eliminate waste, filters away bad things, supplies all their blood, and feeds them.

6. Baby Tastes Their Meals
Believe it or not, by week 20 of pregnancy, the baby has developed taste buds and is already learning to prefer the foods you eat. Some experts even believe you can shape a baby’s palate by eating a wide variety of healthy foods during your pregnancy.

7. Your Breasts Are Full-Fledged Milk Producers
Nope, this isn’t just a post-pregnancy thing. Hormones trigger milk production pretty much right after you become pregnant, and by 20 weeks, the baby’s first milk is already in there. You may notice leaking during the third trimester  nothing that nursing pads can’t fix.

8. Baby Is Making Poop
As you near the midpoint of pregnancy, the baby starts producing meconium, the black, tarry substance that they’ll expel soon after birth to fill their first dirty diaper.

9. Baby Can See Light
Around week 30, the irises are completely formed, meaning baby can see and might even react to light. And surprisingly, it’s not always completely dark in your womb. If you lie in the direct sunshine, you might notice baby move to try to shield their eyes.

10. Baby Is Rehearsing for Their Crying Debut
Anticipating what it will be like to hear that first cry? Ultrasound photos have shown babies making crying and other facial expressions in the womb. This doesn’t mean baby’s sad, though. Crying is actually an important skill for baby to master since it will be the primary way of communicating with you during those first exciting weeks.

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