The fact that women just walk around and they’re like human making factories, that’s crazy. (upbeat music) A woman’s uterus can expand about 500 times in sizeduring a pregnancy. Not even five times, not 50 times, 500 times its normal size.
Wow, uh, that’s a lot. What happens to all the innards? I feel like a uterus500 times its normal size is the size of me. This is my uterus. Is that how big a normalwoman’s uterus is? In addition to her uterus, a woman’s feet and heartcould increase in size
during pregnancy. I thought here feet increased in size just cause like, you know, swelling. I would imagine thatthe feet have to be bigger so that you can balancewhile you’re carrying a person inside of you. The feet made me just think, yeah cool, feet grow,but your heart grows?
Is that a good thing? Yeah, your heart can pump more blood so they should be better at exercise. There’s just too much love and blood flow. From thesecond trimester onwards, babies pee in the uterus,then they drink it, then they pee again,
then they drink it. â™« The circle of life â™« That reads like a horror movie script. Are you giving birth to Bear Grylls? I think babies even afterthey’re out of the uterus, they still drink their own pee. We have pee brains. And here we go, the miracle of life.
We’ve got somebody producing hormones, otherwise known as fairy dust apparently. Something just exploded in her butt. The bladder isjust getting crushed right now. That’s a baby growing. Oh, it’slower than I thought. Like where do the intestines go? You’d think the woman’s stomach
Can A Man Get Pregnant
Until about the 1970s, s used to injectpotentially pregnant women’s urine inside female rabbits, and the rabbits would thenbe killed to examine their ovaries and tell if the woman was pregnant. What?! Hello there children of pregnancy, Jules herefor DNews! In 2008, Thomas Beatie, a man, gave birth,not via csection, to a healthy baby girl. His pregnancy was a pretty big deal; he wason Oprah, became a public speaker, and later gave birth to two more children.
Beatie is one of a number of transgender menwho have elected to have a child. In 2014 in Australia alone, which is one ofthe few countries to track such statistics, Medicare reported 54 men who had given birth,based on the gender noted in their medical documentation. But one of the many nonheartwarming reactionsto the Beatie story was that his pregnancy did not â€œcountâ€�, because he was designatedfemale at birth and had a uterus, or aâ€¦ duderus. Thankfully, these inexplicably angry detractors,are likely not medically trained professionals,
or they’d know that a uterus is by no meansnecessary for forming babby. In fact, every oneinten thousand pregnanciesends up with the fetus coming to term in the abdomen, specifically the peritoneal (parrottoeneal)cavity. This can happen when, after conception, theegg moves towards the uterus but falls out of the fallopian tube into the abdomen. There have even been cases of simultaneousuterine AND abdominal pregnancies, which makes the kids more like neighbors than wombmates. Any pregnancy where the fetus develops outsidethe uterus is known as â€œectopicâ€�, and
serves as a useful model for what happensto babies born outside of standard conditions, say, within a man’s abdomen. One fascinating take away is that these abdominalpregnancies are more likely to result in a female birth than a male one, by a ratio ofroughly 2 to 3. Turns out, male fetuses are much worse atsurviving an uncomfortable gestation environment, although for both sexes, abdominal pregnanciesvery rarely produce a live birth. Nonetheless, the fact that fetuses can developoutside of the uterus has raised serious questions about whether it would be possible for mento have such an ectopic implantation.
And, it’s a tricky subject. On the one hand, a number of s say thatsuch an pregnancy would be completely possible: the embryo would be implanted in the abdomen,the placenta would attach to abdominal organs, and delivery would be done by Csection. Any missing pregnancy hormones could be supplementedwith injections. But despite the theoretical capability, noman, or woman, or any person, has yet to go through with such an implantation, mainlybecause, on its face, it is an incredibly dangerous procedure.
One bioethicist explained that the questionwasn’t â€œCan a man do itâ€�, but â€œCan he survive it?â€�. So for humans, the answer is pretty decidedlyâ€œYes, but in some cases, it might kill you.â€� But forget about humans for a secondâ€¦ whatabout seahorses? Great question. Seahorses are a member of the Syngnathidae(signathadie) fish family, most of which display a fascinatingly unique form of pregnancy. Male seahorses have a special pouch, or whatwe can call a â€œwombâ€�, on the front side