Here's What Really Happens Inside Your Body During Pregnancy

Have you ever wondered what's really going on inside your body during pregnancy? This animation shows how your organs shift to make carrying a baby possible.

Pregnancy is a pretty amazing thing, especially when you consider that every organ in your body somehow conspires to make the miraculous business of growing a human possible. While the external physical changes associated with pregnancy are well documented (hello, baby bump!), it's pretty tough to imagine how things are shifting within your body. After all, it's not like you can just peek under your skin!

But a new animation gives us a better look at what's really happening on an internal level during pregnancy, and it's fascinating. We all know that a pregnant woman's uterus expands, but think about it: all those other organs have to step aside to allow this process to happen. When you see how it all happens, you'll instantly understand why preggos suffer so many aches and pains!

The video comes from the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, where's it's being featured as part of an interactive exhibit focused on the human body. The animation shows us exactly how the body changes throughout pregnancy, giving viewers a good idea of what's going on at every stage of gestation. Finally, it shows what happens as the body works to get the baby out (though, to be fair it looks a lot easier in the video than it actually is...)

Pretty neat stuff, isn't it?

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