Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Where's the Pregnancy Weight Going?

Have you ever wonder where's the pregnancy weight gone to?

It's pretty much a given that you won't be giving birth to a 25-to-35-pound (11-to-16kg) baby. And that's a very good thing. Want to know where the rest of those pounds settle? For a 30-pound (14kg) weight gain, they'll be distributed approximately like this:

Baby: 7.5 pounds

Placenta: 1.5 pounds

Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds

Uterine enlargement: 2 pounds

Maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds

Maternal blood volume: 4 pounds

Fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds

Maternal fat stores: 7 pounds

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