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Incredible Pregnancy Facts

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I got a paper from my doctors office, and I thought I would share the things that were on it with everyone!


♥About 10-20% of teenage pregnancies are planned.

♥The average weight gained during pregnancy is 26-32 pounds.

♥100 million or more sperm are deposited in the vagina during ejaculation. But only a few thousand get to the Fallopian tubes, and only about 200 get near the egg.

♥25% of unmarried adolescent girls who give birth become pregnant again within a year.

♥Among couples who have intercourse regularly without contraception 25% of women are pregnant within 1 month, 63% after 6 months, and 80& after 1 year.

♥Some men experience SYMPATHETIC pregnancy--nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting--along with the pregnant women.

♥As many as 75% of all fertilized eggs do not become viable fetuses.

♥More than 1 million American teenagers become pregnant every year.(including about 30,000 under age 15)

♥At 16 weeks, the human fetus is 6 inches long and has all its organs formed.

♥If ejaculation occurs on or near the labia, sperm can make their way to the uterus and impregnate the woman without penetration.



There was alot more, but I'm tired of typing! Enjoy!
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replied April 1st, 2008
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Re: Incredible Pregnancy Facts
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♥The average weight gained during pregnancy is 26-32 pounds.


BS! That's how much you are SUPPOSED to gain... That has to be different for first time pregnancies...
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replied April 1st, 2008
I've noticed that girls on here like to argue. I'm sorry, but I was posting this for fun. Like I said, I got this from my DOCTOR. Why would it be published if it isn't true? It's a statistic.
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replied April 1st, 2008
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Those are interesting statistics...thanks for posting Smile
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replied April 2nd, 2008
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They do look interesting Smile
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replied April 2nd, 2008
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Yes, I think the difference here that should be noted is that they are not all facts per say, but statistics, which try to come as close to fact as possible. It is difficult with any statistic because no one can control every factor within a situation. They also only take into account studies or surveys of people they have come into contact with to account for. I think we all know which ones are facts and which are statistics here, and if someone doesn't know, then feel free to PM me.

Sorry someone had to lash out at you like that. If you find a post offensive to you, you can always report it, ambera.
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replied April 2nd, 2008
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most doctors say weight gained during pregnancy ranges from15-15 pounds, thats the average, but some gain a little more than others.
What doctors say and what actually happens are 2 different things, not everything a doctor says is exactaly what happens.
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replied April 3rd, 2008
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Heres some I found online
The world's first test tube twins are Stephen and Amanda Mays born June 5, 1981.
Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system.
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA.
During pregnancy, the average woman's uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.
Changing a cat's litter box can be dangerous to pregnant women, as cat feces sometimes carry a parasite that can cause harm to the developing baby.
A pregnant woman's dental health can affect her unborn child.
May babies are on avearge 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months.
When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened.
Studies show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a higher chance of having a girl compared to couples that do not smoke.
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Amethyst_Butterfly wrote:

Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system.
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.


EWWWWW! LOL I think I'd rather be sick and fertile! That one about the May babies being heavier is interesting. I wonder why that is?
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replied April 3rd, 2008
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ughhh...that made me gag.

I don't know but my doctor said the same thing about the weight. I've only gained 30 lbs. and my cousin a little bit more than that, I don't know the exact weight. My friend Cyndi gained probably about 28. So it seems pretty normal to me.
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I wasn't trying to argue, sorry. I guess I'm not good at being funny... Crying or Very sad

It's supposed to be 25-35 if you are normal weight, that's why my doctor yelled at me because I was already 200 pounds when I start, I was only supposed to gain 15. Yea right, lol.

Apparently, male sperm swim faster and die faster than girl sperm, so trying before you ovulate makes it more possible to have a girl because there's no egg there when the male get there and they die, but then the girl shows up! Of course, it's not 100%, but it helps.
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Lilly Ivy wrote:
I wasn't trying to argue, sorry. I guess I'm not good at being funny... Crying or Very sad

It's supposed to be 25-35 if you are normal weight, that's why my doctor yelled at me because I was already 200 pounds when I start, I was only supposed to gain 15. Yea right, lol.

Apparently, male sperm swim faster and die faster than girl sperm, so trying before you ovulate makes it more possible to have a girl because there's no egg there when the male get there and they die, but then the girl shows up! Of course, it's not 100%, but it helps.


Hehe, sometimes it just doesn't look the same when you type it in when you are trying to be funny...I've seen this happen all the time lol. It's really hard when you can't see the person's face and some people have different kinds of humor. Mine is mostly either dry or sarcastic which is easier said than put on paper. It's taken me a while to learn phrase things so people don't take it the wrong way because they used to a lot and I had quite a few angry people on my hands.

OH yeah, about the boy and girl sperm thing... I heard about that too, so I always tried to get that TTC stuff right when I was ovulating because my husband wanted a boy. One of six lol....it's hard! Better luck with that next time (although I don't mind girls one bit!!)

The funny thing about the weight gain for me though is that I gained exactly 30 lbs with all 6 of my pregnancies whether I was able to lose the weight after each pregnancy or not. It didn't matter how I ate or what I ate. It was always 30 lbs. So I feel you there sister...sometimes you just wish your doc would go jump in a lake Wink
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replied April 3rd, 2008
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mominashoe wrote:
Amethyst_Butterfly wrote:

Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system.
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.


EWWWWW! LOL I think I'd rather be sick and fertile! That one about the May babies being heavier is interesting. I wonder why that is?


LOL I know. Though I hear it is a survival technique.
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mominashoe wrote:
Lilly Ivy wrote:
I wasn't trying to argue, sorry. I guess I'm not good at being funny... Crying or Very sad

It's supposed to be 25-35 if you are normal weight, that's why my doctor yelled at me because I was already 200 pounds when I start, I was only supposed to gain 15. Yea right, lol.

Apparently, male sperm swim faster and die faster than girl sperm, so trying before you ovulate makes it more possible to have a girl because there's no egg there when the male get there and they die, but then the girl shows up! Of course, it's not 100%, but it helps.


Hehe, sometimes it just doesn't look the same when you type it in when you are trying to be funny...I've seen this happen all the time lol. It's really hard when you can't see the person's face and some people have different kinds of humor. Mine is mostly either dry or sarcastic which is easier said than put on paper. It's taken me a while to learn phrase things so people don't take it the wrong way because they used to a lot and I had quite a few angry people on my hands.

OH yeah, about the boy and girl sperm thing... I heard about that too, so I always tried to get that TTC stuff right when I was ovulating because my husband wanted a boy. One of six lol....it's hard! Better luck with that next time (although I don't mind girls one bit!!)

The funny thing about the weight gain for me though is that I gained exactly 30 lbs with all 6 of my pregnancies whether I was able to lose the weight after each pregnancy or not. It didn't matter how I ate or what I ate. It was always 30 lbs. So I feel you there sister...sometimes you just wish your doc would go jump in a lake Wink


I guess he just got that girl making sperm, huh?! I thought real men couldn't have girls? Razz
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More sarcasm I see lol Wink
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