In 1948 in the US, pregnant women were not allowed to be teachers in 57% of public school districts because “the sight of pregnant women would unfavorably influence students” and because “pregnant teachers’ minds would not be on their work.”
Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome is an illness where people believe they are pregnant with puppies after being bitten by a dog.
Women in ancient China were told that drinking hot mercury would prevent pregnancy. Which is kind of true, since drinking mercury can lead to organ failure and death, so those women definitely wouldn’t be carrying a child anytime soon.
The Vlasic pickle Stork mascot was an attempt to capitalize on pregnant women’s craving for pickles.
In 1991 a braindead woman was kept “alive” because she was pregnant. The baby was born alive.
You can get pregnant while being pregnant. In 2009, Todd and Julia Grovenburg of Fort Smith, Arkansas, received international media attention for Mrs. Grovenburg’s conception of an additional child while already pregnant with a child conceived two and a half weeks earlier. If it were possible to carry both children to term, the birth of the first child would be expected in December 2009, whereas the second child would be due in January 2010. Grovenburg’s obstetrician reported that cases of superfetation “can only be confirmed after delivery by chromosomal and metabolic studies on the baby.” Both healthy babies were delivered through Caesarean section on 2 December 2009.
A woman without a vagina performed oral sex, got in a knife fight, and was impregnated when the sperm passed from her stomach to her uterus.
Koreans reckon the pregnancy period as one year of life for infants, and age increments increase on New Year’s Day rather than on the anniversary of birthdays. Thus, one born immediately before New Year’s Day may only be a few days old in western reckoning, but two years old in Korea.
In 1985, a pregnant woman was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball.
When a pregnant woman suffers organ damage (ex: a heart attack), the fetus will send stem cells to repair the damaged organ.