Pregnancy Facts, Reasons And Aspects:

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  • 4% of women in the U.S. are pregnant right now.
  • 3 in every 10 teen girls in the U.S. get pregnant.
  • 49% of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. That's more than 3 million children per year.
  • 10% of pregnancies end in miscarriage.
  • The longest pregnancy in humans on record is 375 days (12.5 months).
  • Every 90 seconds, one woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth.
  • During pregnancy, if the mother suffers organ damage, the baby in the womb sends stem cells to repair the damaged organ.
  • More than 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the U.S., due to their mothers' use of the drug during pregnancy.
  • Male seahorses can get pregnant.
  • Pregnant women, at a healthy weight, only need to eat an extra 300 calories per day.
  • Women who snore during pregnancy are more likely to have smaller babies, according to a study.
  • 30% of pregnant women crave nonfood items, an eating disorder called pica.
  • TV show "16 and pregnant" and spin-offs may have prevented about 20,000 teen pregnancies in 2010, a study says.
  • 1 in every 200 young American women claims to have experienced a "virgin pregnancy".
  • In England, you may urinate anywhere in public, including inside a policeman's helmet if you are pregnant.
  • Pregnant women have about 50% more blood by week 20 of pregnancy than they did before they conceived.
  • In 31 states of the U.S., Rapists can legally sue for child custody if the rape results in pregnancy.
  • A woman can get pregnant while she is already pregnant.
  • If your laptop feels hot, don't put it on your lap if you're a man, it may cause infertility.
  • Eating probiotic yoghurt could boost male fertility, a study found.
  • 37% of all pregnancies in New York City end in abortion.
  • The "99% effective" label on birth control pills means that 1 out of 100 women who use the pill in a year will get pregnant.
  • Shorter women have shorter pregnancies, a study found.
  • Worldwide, around one quarter of pregnancies end in abortion. Nearly half are illegal.