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10 Surprising Facts No One Tells You About Having A Baby

It is such a magical time in your life. When your baby arrives, keep them happy and healthy with AVEENO® Baby Daily Care.

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1. You might experience more frequent lucid dreaming.

The influx of hormones causes this. So, if things get crazy in that head of yours each night, don't worry — it's normal!
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The influx of hormones causes this. So, if things get crazy in that head of yours each night, don't worry — it's normal!

2. Your baby can taste what you eat while they're in the womb.

Yup -- some of the flavors from your diet can be transmitted through your womb. This may shape your child's preferences for certain foods later in life.
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Yup -- some of the flavors from your diet can be transmitted through your womb. This may shape your child's preferences for certain foods later in life.

3. Your sense of smell could heighten.

This is caused by the increased production of estrogen. So, basically, you might be able to smell pickles and chocolate from, like, three million miles away.
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This is caused by the increased production of estrogen. So, basically, you might be able to smell pickles and chocolate from, like, three million miles away.

4. Your body can pump you with endorphins toward the end of your labor.

The rise of endorphins can help ease pain and stress associated with the end of labor.
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The rise of endorphins can help ease pain and stress associated with the end of labor.

5. Your joints might become more relaxed.

And, of course, your center of gravity might change -- hence the adorable duck waddle that you've now taken on.
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And, of course, your center of gravity might change -- hence the adorable duck waddle that you've now taken on.

6. By the fourth month of pregnancy, sound might be picked up in the womb.

When you speak, the sound reverberates throughout your body. Babies might be able to recognize your voice by the time they come out.
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When you speak, the sound reverberates throughout your body. Babies might be able to recognize your voice by the time they come out.

7. You may be more likely to have twins if you're tall.

Height may play a factor because some believe the insulin-growth factor is increased with your height, which then can add to your likelihood of conceiving twins.
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Height may play a factor because some believe the insulin-growth factor is increased with your height, which then can add to your likelihood of conceiving twins.

8. If you breastfeed, you may need to increase your caloric intake.

So don’t try to go on a diet, mama! It’s best to add an extra 500 calories per day while you breastfeed.
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So don’t try to go on a diet, mama! It’s best to add an extra 500 calories per day while you breastfeed.

9. Your partner can develop "sympathetic" pregnancy symptoms.

They might not be craving insane foods -- but their symptoms can include nausea, swelling, weight gain, and bloating. Each symptom is always temporary, but up to 90 percent of men develop at least one symptom.
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They might not be craving insane foods -- but their symptoms can include nausea, swelling, weight gain, and bloating. Each symptom is always temporary, but up to 90 percent of men develop at least one symptom.

10. And just in case you're not head over heels already...

...you'll never be more in love in your entire life than you are with this perfect, tiny human.
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...you'll never be more in love in your entire life than you are with this perfect, tiny human.

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