25 Crazy Facts That Will Change The Way You View Pregnancy

Although most people will never be pregnant (considering that only about half of the population even has the possibility), pregnancy plays an important role in all of our lives. First of all, it is the reason you are here. It is the reason your ancestors were here. It is the reason that human society can move forward at all.

So, even if you are a man and don’t really find this topic interesting, we think that you might reconsider after reading this list. Pregnancy has been viewed differently throughout the ages. Even today, it is still linked deeply with cultural and societal norms. In different nations and different regions, it is treated and approached uniquely.

In some places, it is considered normal to give birth at home. In other places, this is nearly unheard of. Why is that? Today we are going to dive into the history of pregnancy and the interesting cultural aspects that surround it.

By the end of our list, you will most likely have found out several things that you didn’t know before about this extremely critical aspect of our nature. Get ready because these are 25 crazy facts that will change the way you view pregnancy!

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Pseudocyesis is the reverse of pregnancy denial. This is a condition where the woman believes she is pregnant (and may even exhibit signs of pregnancy like a bloated belly), but actually isn't.

Pseudocyesis is the reverse of pregnancy denial. This is a condition where the woman believes she is pregnant (and may even exhibit signs of pregnancy like a bloated belly), but actually isn'tSource: huffintonpost.com, Image: wikipedia
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Up until the 1960's, the only way to determine whether a woman was pregnant or not was to inject her urine into a female African clawed frog. If the woman was pregnant, the frog would ovulate within several hours.

Up until the 1960s, the only way to determine where a woman was pregnant or not was to inject her urine into a female African clawed frog. If the woman was pregnant, the frog would ovulate within several hoursSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Although teenagers in the US and Europe exhibit similar levels of sexual activity, European teenagers have lower pregnancy rates because they use contraceptives more frequently.

Although teenagers in the US and Europe exhibit similar levels of sexual activity, European teenagers have lower pregnancy rates because they use contraceptives more frequentlySource: gutmacher.org, Image: wikipedia
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Hormones released while breastfeeding help shrink the uterus back to its pre pregnancy size.

Hormones released while breastfeeding help shrink the uterus back to its pre pregnancy sizeSource: webmd, Image: wikipedia

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If a pregnant woman suffers damage to one of her organs (for example a heart attack), the fetus sends stem cells to repair it.

If a pregnant woman suffers damage to one of her organs (for example a heart attack), the fetus sends stem cells to repair itSource: discovermagazine.com, Image: wikipedia

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