Jill Layton
Updated September 13, 2016 10:35 am

Endless odd, but natural and totally scientific things, happen to women during their pregnancies. There are the mood swings, the nausea, the sore boobs, the discoloration of certain body parts (yep), and the constant peeing — all thanks to the hormones.

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And then there’s one thing that happens to many women (and men) when they’re expecting a baby, one thing we’ve always wondered about…

Nesting. Is it a real thing or is it all in our heads (and nurseries)?

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Nesting is the intense and immediate urge to organize your nursery, no matter what time of day or night it may be. It also involves the desire to stay home all the time and clean, rearrange furniture, and get the house ready for the tiny new human that will soon be entering your life.

Even though not all women go through it, nesting is definitely real.

According to the American Pregnancy Association,

It usually feels the strongest around the last few weeks of pregnancy (or before a baby is set to arrive, if you’re using a surrogate or going through adoption).

Overall, nesting is a really great way to be productive, focus on planning, and to maintain your sanity during a really stressful/exciting time.