Did you know that during childbirth the human female has the strength of 19 silverback gorillas? Okay, that's not precisely true. At least, there are no scientific journals reporting this. Yet... I mean it certainly feels true, no? Honestly, there are so many random facts about moms and motherhood that you'll learn once you have a kid, I wouldn't be completely shocked if sudden gorilla-level strength wereone of them. (It's not.)
The point is, motherhood ushers in a world of so many new, interesting, and totally bizarro facts you never knew before. You are welcomed into an entire world of information, where you'll be forced to absorb knowledge on everything from mucus plugs (would still like to erase that term from my brain) to the origins of baby names (wait, the name Kennedy means "ugly head?") to how to open the door of Starbucks when pushing a stroller (you back in first ladies, always back in first... ).
Below, I've rounded up a few of the morefascinatinglittle tidbits about moms and motherhood: a little something for you to read tonight over your child's head, after she falls asleep, and you are too tired to get up and into your own bed. It's a mix of fascinating scientific studies and Leo DiCaprio. So, a must-read, basically.
But don't stay up too late! There's new research that says mothers who spend too much time on their iPhone regrow their hymen. (Okay there isn't. But again, I bet it's coming! Because everything that is relaxing is bad for you, isn't it?)