9 Facts for the Nine Months You're Pregnant ...

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Being pregnant is one of the most special times in a woman's life, if you overlook the fact that for nine long months, you must endure, right? We truly have the power to do something no man can ever even attempt to do - nurture life inside of us. Sure, there are aches and pains, but at the end of that long 40 weeks, you have something beautiful to show for your endurance. Here are 9 Facts For The Nine Months You're Pregnant that will help you to see through the pain of childbearing into the very interesting cycle of human life.

1. Birthmarks Aren't from Accidents

Among the large number of wives tales proven false resides the one stating that birthmarks are caused by accidents happening during pregnancy. Birthmarks are, in fact, not very picky about who they're born with. Some birthmarks are a patch of skin with extra pigment while others are a bunch of blood vessels that didn't form correctly. In most cases, children outgrow them, although there have been instances where they have stayed the same throughout adulthood, and a few rare cases where they've gotten bigger. Hemangiomas and port-wine stains are blood vessels that didn't form correctly. Stork bites (or angel kisses,) Mongolian spots, and cafe-au-lait spots are results of extra pigmentation in that area of skin. And believe it or not, moles are actually classified as birthmarks in some cases!

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