Did you know all of this? If you are pregnant you have to read this!

March 27, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Fascinating Facts

About Life Before Birth

 

Isn't pregnancy miraculous?  As a Maternity and Newborn Photographer based in Falkirk, Scotland I spend lots of time with expecting or new mums. I always find it fascinating how their bodies have changed to prepare and make these gorgeous little babies. When your expecting a baby its such a exciting time and its fascinating to know how your little baby develops and grows into a little person.

 

These facts really bring it home, our bodies are just amazing and do such a great job.. Well Done Mummy

 

BONES

You had 31% more bones whilst in the womb
so you would be flexible enough to pass through your mothers vagina on your birthday

 

HEART

Your heart began beating just 18 days after fertilization
It would eventually pump blood twice as fast as your adult heart, beating over 54 million times before your birth

 

HEALING

If your mother was in distress you sent stem cells
She sent you antibodies in return to protect you against diseases
 

GENDER

Your gender was determined at fertilization

If you are female you produced every egg you will ever have prior to birth.
 

EYES

At 8 weeks your retinas formed
You began to move your eyes in response to light 4 weeks later. you could tell if it was dark or sunny outside
 

MOUTH

The membrane covering your mouth broke at 10 weeks

You began to drink amniotic fluid comprised primarily of your own urine
 

FINGERPRINTS

Your fingerprints were etched into your skin by 9 weeks
Twins have different fingerprints
 

VOICE

Although no one could hear you, you cried in the womb
The sound of your cry was influenced by the language you heard before birth
 

GROWTH

In 4 weeks you grew 10,000 times bigger than the egg you started as
You weighed 6 billion times more than that egg when you were born at 9 months

 

ORGANS

At just 7 weeks and 1 inch long you had all of your organs
Your brain was the first to appear with brainwaves detectable at only 6 weeks
 

HEARING

Your cochlea reached adult size by 20 weeks
Loud noises often woke or startled you
 

TASTE

What your mother ate flavoured your amniotic fluid
You swallowed more amniotic fluid when your mother ate sweet foods compared to when she ate bitter foods

 

I hope you found all these facts as interesting as me. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy, treasure every second and moment because it passes in a blink of an eye. We would love to help you capture all these special memories so if you haven't already booked a Maternity or Newborn Sessions with us then get in touch to check for availability and get that slot all secured. 
 

 

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