Pregnancy by the Numbers



375 days The longest recorded pregnancy to date. In 1945, Beulah Hunter delivered a healthy baby girl named Penny Diana, an incredible 100 days after her due date. 

1 in 2,000 According to the National Institutes of Health, the likeliness your baby will be born with teeth. 

5,000 The number of babies born at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, making it the most popular choice for delivery in the KC metro area.

500 times How much a woman’s uterus expands from its original size throughout pregnancy. 

1.5-2 gallons How much extra fluid accounts for the swelling most pregnant women experience in the feet and ankles.

72 Omkari Panwan’s age when she gave birth to twins on June 2008. She and her 75-year-old husband had two children and five grandchildren already, making her the world’s oldest mom.

4% Percentage of babies born stateside who are multiples, with more than 95 percent of those being twins.

3 months The time when a baby already has distinguishable fingerprints in utero.

#1 According to the Social Security Administration, the most popular name for Kansas baby boys last year was William, while Olivia reigned supreme for baby girls residing in the sunflower state. Liam and Emma took the win for most popular names in Missouri.

9/16 The most common birthday. The least common birthday? Dec. 25.

90% Percentage of pregnant women who experience nausea. A third of those vomit throughout the first trimester. 

8 The most children born at the same time to survive. Mother Nadya Suleman, famously dubbed OctoMom, delivered the octuplets Jan. 26, 2009.

2013 The year with the lowest birth rate in the state of Kansas since 1912.

July 2016 The anticipated local baby boom month, thought to be brought on by Blue October and the Royals’ World Series win.

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