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The surprising effects of pregnancy

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Muscles and joints shift and jostle. The heart’s pounding rhythm speeds up. Blood roars through arteries and veins. Over the course of a pregnancy, every organ in the body changes. Initiated by a range of hormones, these changes begin as soon as a pregnancy begins. Explore what we know— and don’t know— about pregnancy's effects on the body and brain.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator TED-Ed
  • Science Consultant Alexandra Sacks
  • Director Charlotte Cambon, Roxane Campoy
  • Animator Charlotte Cambon, Roxane Campoy, Antoine Delebarre
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman
  • Compositor Antoine Delebarre
  • Art Director Roxane Campoy, Charlotte Cambon
  • Sound Designer Flavien Van Haezevelde
  • Music Flavien Van Haezevelde
  • Special Thanks Shameka Williams
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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