A recent thread on Reddit brought to light a surprising statistic that appears to prove that most people who claim to have experienced brain development, such as those who claim they had their first child, are actually making things up: over half of all of the people who post to social media claiming to have experience with development also have their first born child in their home.
The subreddit /r /braindevelopment is home to thousands of people claiming to experience brain development and many of the accounts listed in the thread claim to be in the first trimester.
The thread, which has more than 2,000 subscribers, includes photos of the birth of a newborn baby, photos of multiple pregnancies, and images of babies with facial expressions.
While some of the photos appear to show a child who is in utero, others are of people who have just given birth.
While the number of posts by the thread is staggering, the real number of babies born to women who claim their first was with their husband or boyfriend in their house is not: only about 10% of the total number of pregnancies that happen in the United States in any given year are for the first time ever for a woman.
“The actual number of fetuses that are born is much higher, especially for first trimesters,” says Dr. James Hutton, a reproductive endocrinologist at the University of Minnesota.
“They’re getting pregnant, but their baby is still a fetus.
You’re not going to see it on your birth certificate.
And there are still other ways to get that birth certificate that are far less likely to get it.”
The thread highlights a phenomenon known as ’embryonization’, which occurs in about 90% of cases in utricial utricles: the fertilization of an egg that already exists in the uterus of the mother.
“If you’ve had your first child and you’re still carrying a fertilized egg, then you can’t have a second baby,” says Hutton.
“So you get the term ’embRYonization’ that’s used for the fertilized eggs.
But if the fertilizations are occurring after conception, the term is ’embTIONization.'”
This is because the fertilizing egg is still in the uterine lining, which means that even though it is fertilized, it will continue to develop.
“There’s no way to really say how often that happens in a pregnancy, but it’s a pretty common occurrence, and that’s because it occurs at the same time as conception,” says Sarah Lippert, an OB/GYN in New York City who has worked with many of these women.
“Because it’s happening at the exact time of conception, it’s more likely that your uterus is lining up properly for implantation, so that your embryo is able to implant.”
This is why many of those women claim to see no signs of development until they give birth to their second child.
“As a clinician, I’m always concerned that the person is lying about the time of their pregnancy, and I’m concerned that they’re doing that to make themselves look better,” says Lippet.
“I would always say to them, ‘Are you sure you want to have this child?’
It’s not about the fact that you want the child, it is about your health and your ability to support the child.
If the person says they’ve had a pregnancy and they’re fine, that’s great, but if they don’t feel fine or if they feel like they’re not getting enough nutrients or that they don