Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I bet you didn't know this about childbirth...

Did you know:

  • There are 6 million pregnancies every year in the U.S.

  • 50% of the 6 million miscarriage.  Some don't even know they are pregnant.
  • 3% of women have twins.
  • 13% of women in the U.S. have postpartum depression.
  • Postpartum depression is primarily due to hormone changes.
  • The "blues" usually only last 2 weeks after giving birth.  If it goes longer, it is known as post postpartum psychosis.
  • Fewer than 10% of babies are born on their due date.
  • 50% of babies are born within one week of their due date.
  • 14 million adolescents become pregnant each year throughout the world
  • Each day 1,600 women die giving birth
  • 99% of those deaths occur in developing nations.
  • The closer you live to the equator, the more likely you are to have a girl
  • A healthy male ejaculates 7,200 times throughout his life (7.5 gallons)

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