Pregnancy is considered very “sacred” in the Ghanaian society despite the joy and relationship bond it brings.
Recently, some people, especially celebrities have adopted the attitude of showing their potbelly pregnant tummy’s to the world. All hail social media.
A typical Ghanaian home teaches a pregnant woman to keep her body covered always, not bathing late in the evening, always go to church and pray etc. with the mindset of evil people hovering around to destroy the child.
Though considered myths, they sometimes are realities.
Currently, modernization seems to be gradually brushing off all these “pregnancy moral”.
Now the big question, how do they do this so well?
Most women celebs and non-celebs post their heavily protruded tummy to proclaim how good their God has been to them and to celebrate the unborn child. Are these people immune to the “evils”? As despite they showcase their bellies, most come out of labour safely.
Now, to some fascinating facts about pregnancy;
1. The uterus expands greatly during pregnancy. During the first trimester, it’s about the size of an orange. By the third trimester, it expands to the size of a watermelon.
2. Moms-to-be can start producing breast milk just 14 weeks into their pregnancy.
3. Your voice can change during pregnancy. That’s because hormonal changes can cause your vocal folds to swell. It will most likely go back to normal after delivery or breastfeeding.
4. By the third trimester, a developing baby can recognize their mother’s voice from inside the womb.