Doctor Amanda Hess was in the hospital preparing to give birth when she heard that a pregnant mother was in distress and her doctor had left the hospital for a break. Dr. Hess put her own delivery on hold to help the woman and after the on-call doctor came back, Hess went and had her own baby.
In the womb, an embryo/fetus grows 250,000 new neurons per minute – a million neurons every four minutes – for nine straight months.
In 2016, doctors operated on a pregnant woman so they could remove a tumor from her baby. To do it, they took the baby out of her womb for 20 minutes. The mother carried it for another 12 weeks and gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica, had her give birth there, and used the baby to reinforce its territorial claims.
Not only can a woman get pregnant while already pregnant, but she can have the babies of two different men at once.
In 2013, four female prison guards in Baltimore were all found to have been impregnated by the same inmate.
Pandas have been known to fake pregnancies in order to receive more food and special treatment from humans.
Ancient Egyptians had a pregnancy test where potentially pregnant women peed on barley and wheat seeds. Plant growth indicated pregnancy: barley for a boy and wheat for a girl. Later tests show urine of pregnant women does cause plant growth 70% of the time, while urine of non-pregnant does not.
Two identical twins had sex with the same woman on the same day. She got pregnant and there’s no way to tell who the dad is because the DNA test claims both men have over 99% probability that either is the father.
Until the 1700s, a man could use a woman’s pregnancy as evidence he did not rape her. They believed she could only get pregnant if she enjoyed the sex.