15 unusual facts about pregnancy
The question is how many extra pregnant women can gain weight. First calculate the body mass index (BMI). Measure the weight and height, and divide the weight by the square of the height. For example, a woman is 1.70 cm tall and weighs 60 kg, multiply 1.70 by 1.70. You get 2.89. Then divide by 2.89 and you get 20.76. That number is the so-called Body Weight Index. All women whose body mass index is on a scale between 19.9 and 26 in pregnancy should gain another 11.5 to 16 kg. However, if the index is less than 19.8 then it is recommended that you gain another 12.5 to 18 kg of extra weight. If the index is less than 26 to 29 then the woman should gain between 7 and 11.5 kg and if she is 29 and more then the woman should gain up to 6 kg of extra weight. These pounds are for a woman who is carrying only one child, pediatricians say.
Date of delivery
The day the baby is born can be calculated from the day of the last menstrual cycle. If the cycle had 28 days subtract 3 months from the first day of the last monthly cycle and add 7 days. For example, if a woman had her last menstrual cycle on June 3, the due date would be March 10. If a woman’s cycle did not last 28 days, then she probably followed ovulation and knows when conception happened. Add 280 days to the start date of the fruit. If the woman is not sure about the date of the beginning of the fetus or the date of the last menstrual cycle, then the ultrasound examination in the first 3 months can determine the date of birth with considerable certainty.
15 unusual facts about pregnancy:
- Pregnancy lasts more than 9 months- it is not easy to give an accurate answer about the month of pregnancy. It is said that pregnancy lasts 9 months, which is not completely true. Pregnancy lasts an average of 280 days or 40 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual cycle. It is interesting in the animal world where female elephants carry a pregnancy for as much as 22 months. The moon is 4 weeks old, which means that the pregnancy lasts 9 months. Most calendar months last 4 weeks plus 2 to 3 days so 9 calendar months lasts approximately 40 weeks. Doctors measure gestational age in weeks because it is more accurate and does not confuse anyone.
- Stories will sometimes drive a pregnant woman crazy – many stories that pregnancy will listen to during pregnancy will drive her crazy. These are usually well-intentioned advice and stories, although they sometimes “add fuel to the fire”. Smile kindly and pay no attention. Talk to your doctor if you have any doubts or ambiguities.
- In the first trimester, the pregnant woman is exhausted – the fatigue will pass at the end of the first trimester (around the 13th week) and the energy will be depleted. But a pregnant woman should be careful. From 30 to 34 weeks the deceased can come back again so the pregnant woman will be exhausted again.
- Ligament pain is really strong – circularly distributed ligaments extend from the uterus to the lips. The uterus grows so the ligaments stretch and many women experience pain in the groin, ie in the area of one or both groin, especially between 16 and 22 weeks. The doctor will explain that this symptom is just pain caused by circular ligaments and that you should not worry. Don’t worry. The pain can be intense so you only need to understand the environment and family. Pain can be relieved when you lie down because the ligaments are relieved of pressure. Ligament pain usually stops around 24 weeks of pregnancy.
- The abdomen becomes a magnet for the hands – advanced pregnancy is a magnet for someone’s touches and hands on your stomach. Some women prefer extra attention while some women find it a violation of privacy.
- Hemorrhoids are very annoying – hemorrhoids often appear in pregnancy and sometimes accompanied by pain. Hemorrhoids are varicose veins near the anus that swell due to pressure on that part of the body or due to leaning during pregnancy. Some women get hemorrhoids during pregnancy while others do not have this problem until after giving birth. There are women who never get hemorrhoids. Prepare for postpartum discomfort if hemorrhoids bother you severely. Hemorrhoids heal after a few weeks.
- Sometimes an accident happens while a pregnant woman is straining — sometimes women throw the excess out of her stomach even though this is a rare occurrence. The woman is often unaware because the nurse needs to wipe everything quickly to keep it clean while the baby comes out. Don’t worry because this happens always and everywhere.
- The weight remains after the birth – after the birth of a baby of about 4 kg, bedding and fluids – most women can hardly wait to stand on the scales to measure weight. Many women may have swelling after childbirth (mostly on the arms and legs). Retained fluid in the body gives extra weight. The swelling usually disappears after one or two weeks.
- Don’t forget sanitary pads – it is best to bring sanitary pads to the hospital because bleeding occurs after childbirth. The best antique ones are made of cotton wool because they are made of natural materials. Bring 3 to 4 packs and deeper pants made of solid material.
- Swollen breasts are very painful — breasts swell with milk after childbirth. It can be painful and uncomfortable while the mother is breastfeeding the baby or when she decides to stop breastfeeding. Breasts can become hard as a rock, sore, tender and warm and sometimes they seem to have grown a lot. The pain is a transient (but critical period when breasts swell with milk) that lasts only a few days.
- A pregnant woman’s wardrobe is not a serious problem – wide shirts, sweaters and thin leggings can be worn for a long time during pregnancy. The most important are comfortable shoes and a bigger bra. You do not need to buy special clothes for pregnant women. Ask neighbors, friends and acquaintances to get clothes that you will give to another pregnant woman.
- Unpleasant gases – unfortunately most pregnant women have unpleasant gases. Try not to get a major digestive problem and avoid hearty meals.
- Pregnant women lose their breath sometimes – pregnant women often lose their breath because the pregnancy progresses. Progesterone adversely affects the respiratory center causing a woman to feel breathless. The enlarged uterus pushes the diaphragm upwards so the lungs have less room to expand. This is a completely normal occurrence, but if it suddenly appears or is accompanied by chest pain – then seek medical help.
- Pregnant women can be forgetful-the side effect of pregnancy is forgetfulness. There are no scientific explanations but some pregnant women do notice distraction and awkwardness. You should not lose your mind because you will be smart again after giving birth.
- Coming home without a baby is a big disappointment – sometimes a mother comes out of the hospital alone without a baby if the baby is born prematurely so she still needs to gain weight and mature lungs before releasing the baby home. Or if unfortunately the baby gets jaundice so phototherapy is needed in the hospital. Going home without a baby can be much more frustrating for whatever reason. Such feelings are normal. The baby will soon be with the mother and will be constantly with the mother after he leaves the hospital so there will be plenty of time to build a beautiful and long lasting loving relationship. The most important thing is that the mother comes home healthy.