1) By 16 weeks of pregnancy your baby has her own fingerprints
3) Eating high GI snacks between meals (eg chocolate and white bread) during your third trimester may result in a heavier baby
4) Baby girls are more likely to be born breech (bottom first) than boys
5) 90% of babies become jaundiced in the first few days after birth, many in reaction to leaving the womb.
7) Swimming on your front from 34 weeks is good for getting your baby into the right position for the birth
8) By 16 weeks of pregnancy your baby can yawn and suck his thumb
9) Children born in late summer and early autumn are slightly taller and have wider bones than those born in winter and spring
10) Taking folic acid supplements for a year before getting pregnant can reduce the risk of having a premature birth
11) Dried apricots and raisins are a perfect between-meals snack for mums to be as they’re packed full of iron
12) Your placenta at full term will weigh approximately one sixth of your baby’s weight.
13) You don’t lose as much hair in pregnancy as you would normally, hence the glossy locks!
14) After 25 weeks of pregnancy the top of your bump to your pubic bone (where your pubic hair starts) measures about 1cm for each pregnancy week
15) The shape of your bump depends on your weight, pelvis, how your baby’s lying and how many kids you’ve had