10 things you didn’t know about your baby

While you may hear many myths and rumours about your pregnancy, some of the stranger stories are actually true, these are our top 10 strange but true facts


That’s not where it should be

Your baby’s intestines actually grow outside her body, in the umbilical cord to be exact. They will have moved into her intestines by week eight though.


E = MC2

While your baby is developing in the womb, she actually has a special part of her brain in which she grows her own brain cells. The ‘germinal matrix’ as it’s called, disappears shortly after birth.


Mum’s the word

If you’re having a girl, by 13 weeks she’ll have approximately two million eggs inside of her. This number drops over the next two trimesters to reach a final total of around one million eggs.


Long beautiful hair

There’s apparently some truth to the rumour that if you experience heartburn while your pregnant, your baby will have lots of hair. It’s believed the hormones that heartburn also influences hair growth in foetuses.


It’s all in the eyes

For the first 12 weeks in the womb, your baby’s eyes grow on the side of her head! By the 12th week though, they start to move closer together and by around week 20 they’re in their usual place, and are able to open by week 22.

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