Wonder where those extra pounds are distributed?

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends an average weight gain of 25 to 37 pounds during the course of your pregnancy. But if your baby is average size he will be about 7.5 pounds… where are the other 30 pounds going??

American Pregnancy.org lays it out: 

  • 7 1/2pounds is about how much the baby will weigh by the end of pregnancy
  • 1 1/2pounds is how much the placenta weighs
  • 4 pounds is attributed to increased fluid volume
  • 2 pounds is the weight of the uterus
  • 2 pounds is the weight of breast tissue
  • 4 pounds is because of increased blood volume
  • 7 pounds is attributed to maternal stores of fat, protein and other nutrients
  • 2 pounds for the amniotic fluid
  • Total: 30 pounds
  • You might also be interested in how weight gain can be expected to progress throughout pregnancy:

  • First trimester: 3-5 pounds
  • Second trimester: 1-2 pounds per week
  • Third trimester: 1-2 pounds per week
  • I have 5 more weeks to go… that means I could gain another 10 pounds… oooooh boy…

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