Amazing Facts About Pregnancy That You May Not Know

Here Are 5+ Quick and Amazing Facts About Pregnancy – enjoy…
This last one is pretty awesome!

4% Of Women In The U.S. Are Pregnant Right Now

Each year in the United States, there are approximately six million pregnancies. This means that at any one time, about 4% of women in the U.S. are pregnant.

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99% of Pregnant Women in US Test Positive For Multiple Chemicals Incl. Banned Ones

The bodies of virtually all US pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products. [source]


10% Of Pregnancies End In Miscarriage

Approximately 1 in 10 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Many miscarriages often occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

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Older Women Are More Likely To Give Birth To Twins

About 3% of all pregnant women will give birth to twins. This rate is an increase of nearly 60% since the early 1980s. However, 17% of pregnant women over 45 will give birth to twins.

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< 10% Of Babies Are Born On Their Due Date

Fewer than 10% of babies are born on their exact due date, 50% are born within one week of the due date, and 90% are born within two weeks of the date.

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30% Of U.S. Girls Will Get Pregnant Before Age 20

3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year.

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Fetuses Can To Heal Their Mother’s Damaged Organs

During pregnancy, if the mother suffers organ damage, the baby in the womb sends stem cells to repair the damaged organ. [source]

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  • Krista Griffin

    Actually, it’s one in 5 end in miscarriage. One of the reasons that number seems so high, is because of the advancement of home pregnancy tests. In the past, you’d have to wait much longer for a positive result, so it would seem like a late period, and nothing more.

    • Kayla Lynne Kroon

      And it can be slightly higher than that depending on your specific age range. The one in ten may seem like a lot made me want to laugh! I’ve had four myself. One in ten is waaaaaaay low.

  • Coupon Keebs

    While the 3 out of 10 teenagers getting pregnant is astounding the article fails to mention that this number includes married women in their teens, as well as teens who abort and/or miscarry. Not trying to start a right to life debate just wanted to make sure that readers get the full picture.

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