Sex is fun and exciting. It gives you a different kind of pleasure that you surely won’t forget, not to mention the crazy things you get to do with your partner. However, if you decided not to use protection and missed your period, you should expect a growing belly with a tiny creature moving inside you for the next nine months.
But hey, pregnancy doesn’t have to be all that bad. In fact, it is one of the most remarkable and unforgettable journeys you’ll ever have in your whole life, minus the morning sickness and weird food cravings that will make you look and feel bigger than ever. At the same time, pregnancy can be a venue for some weird and odd changes, not just for you, but also for your growing baby. Some of them are so strange, they’ll make you swear to use protection at all times.
Here are six weird things that might happen to your baby while it’s still inside your womb.
Ass First, Literally.
Did you ever wonder which body part is formed first as soon as sperm meets egg? Before your tiny brain cells pop out from too much thinking and arguing about which body part, it’s actually the asshole.
Humans belong to a group in the animal kingdom called deuterostomes. It is a collective term for species that start out life as an anus, and then grow from there.
When the sperm breaks through the egg’s outer membrane, the embryo will split up into many different cells and become blastula. And that’s not all. The blastula cells will still open up to form an opening called blastopore, which eventually will form into a butthole.
So, basically, humans start from a butthole, then grow from there. And what happens when the butthole widens? You might think it’s crazy, but it’s actually a mouth forming right there. Then go on, fill in the blanks.
And if you’re wondering why humans belong to deuterostomes group, the term is a Greek word which means “mouth second.” From the way an embryo develops – ass first, mouth second – no wonder humans belong in the same group with sea cucumbers and urchins. That’s just how it is.
It’s Eyes, Then No Eyelids?
There’s a reason why babies are a favorite in horror films. Before babies are turned into the cutest and most beautiful creature you will ever see, you might be horrified with how they are formed. They are creepy, they are scary and yes, they don’t have eyelids – yet.
A baby’s eyes start to develop by week 8 and almost completely develop by the fourth month. However, a baby’s eyelids only start to form by fifth month, which makes a baby’s eyes look like a monster straight from a horror film.
And the only thing protecting the windows to one’s soul is a thin, transparent membrane that makes you wonder why it’s even there in the first place. And take note, this thin membrane doesn’t help, by the way, because it only adds up to the creepiness.
If you can’t picture how eyes with no eyelids look like, go ahead and Google it. It will haunt you in your sleep and make you wish you didn’t even bother looking at it.
Intestines Grow Outside Of The Body.
One of the popular street foods in the Philippines is called “isaw,” or chicken intestine. It looks like the human intestinal tract, only smaller.
While you all know that intestines are firmly planted inside your body, did you know that once upon a time, they developed outside you while you were still inside your mother’s womb?
Sounds gross, but that’s how normal fetal development happens. During a baby’s sixth week, it will start to form intestinal tracts just inside the umbilical cord, or the light green gooey thing that connects your placenta to the baby.
A baby’s gastrointestinal tract is divided into three: foregut, or mouth to stomach; midgut, or intestines to the pancreas; and hindgut, or everything up to the poop bin. Because these three sections are too much for a tiny body to handle, it decides to bore deeper into the umbilical cord and develop from there – which is just right outside the baby’s body.
Make use of your imagination with chicken intestines and imagine it floating together with the butthole. Weird, isn’t it?
Looking Like Freshly-baked Bread Rolled Into Flour.
Imagine baking bread rolls. Before you put it in the oven, you roll it one last time in a plate full of flour. That’s how a baby looks like when a baby comes out of your vagina – or your stomach area, in case of C-section. That white stuff is called vernix caseosa that is common on all babies during the last three months of pregnancy. It is a Latin term for “varnish” and “cheesy” and before you get grossed out, the vernix caseosa actually plays an important role in protecting your baby’s skin.
It protects the baby while in the uterus, so the skin won’t come out wrinkly and looking like Benjamin Button. It also has antibiotic properties and helps with heat regulation. And to minimize the pain that comes with getting a child out, the vernix caseosa can also help make childbirth easier by acting as a slippery coating. As if that’s going to help when giving birth to a bus.
While the cheese wax is found on all babies, babies who are born prematurely have this thing all over them, while full term babies only have patches of it.
Peeing And Pooping Inside The Womb.
You don’t expect babies to not pee and poop for as they grow inside you, do you? Just imagine what it’s like for them when they hold off their pee for months on end. Given this, you may ask how do they get rid of those toxins. And where do they go?
As the baby grows, so does its functional urinary system. During the fourth month, your baby can start peeing into the amniotic fluid, which can be ingested by the fetus. Don’t worry. The urine floating around will be filtered by the baby’s kidneys then expels it. Same goes with poop. So, by the time the baby arrives, it is able to drink up to 15 ounces of amniotic fluid with urine everyday, and believe it or not, it’s not harmful.
Of course, the case is different with meconium, or the baby’s first bowel movement. It is usually released when the baby is in a stressful environment. Sadly, it can trap the airways, making it difficult for the baby to breathe – a dangerous, but, thankfully rare situation, indeed.
When you think that only teenagers and adults get acne, think again. The truth is, even babies can have acne. It’s something you don’t want for your newborn. Before you hit the panic button, keep in mind that baby acne usually appears on the baby’s scalp, forehead and cheeks. It can also go along with pustules, whiteheads and blackheads, which may fade after a few weeks.
There are many types of baby acne. An example of this condition is pustular melanosis or a skin disorder that often affects children in utero and shows up as bunch of blisters waiting to pop out. Don’t worry, because these blisters usually fade within three to twelve weeks after birth.
Another skin condition that affects newborns is sebaceous gland hyperplasia. It covers your baby’s face with yellow or white acne that makes your baby look like it went through puberty stage inside your womb. It is common among 40 to 50 percent of infants. Just like other types of baby acne, it will fade after a few weeks.
In case your baby develops baby acne, don’t be too hard on yourself. And don’t blame the tons of cheeseburgers and fries you ate from McDonald’s or the excess hormones you had prior to pregnancy. Have your child checked by a pediatrician to determine if there are any topical solutions that you can apply to your baby’s skin. At the same time, your doctor can prescribe antibiotics in case your child is suffering from severe baby acne.
Aside from that, your baby will be fine and eventually will get rid of it in the coming weeks. So, relax, take a deep breath and don’t panic. You may want to keep track of the progress and how long the acne starts to fade just in case.
Speaking of acne, teenagers are also prone to it when hormonal imbalances are at their peak. However, the problem doesn’t just stop there. There are cases where acne leaves spots and scars on your face that will make you want to hide your face forever.
In case this happens, consider trying Illuminatural 6i Advanced Skin Lightener treatment. It is packed with potent skin lightening ingredients that can help get rid of dark spots and help bring back the healthy looking glow on your face. And don’t think it can only work on acne spots. Illuminatural 6i can work its magic even on liver spots, sun spots, burn spots, hyperpigmentation and more.