Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pregnancy Weight Gain

In an effort to know how much weight was "normal" to gain during pregnancy ... I resorted to a google search. Now, I know I make fun of people that randomly search google for any form of information... but this actually came from a reputable site.

This breaks down pregnancy weight gain:

  • Baby: 7-8 pounds
  • Placenta: 1-2 pounds
  • Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds
  • Uterus: 2 pounds
  • Maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds
  • Maternal blood : 4 pounds
  • Fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds
  • Maternal fat and nutrient stores: 7 pounds


    Total: 29-31 pounds

Say it with me ... Holy Shit. AND - they left out the oreo weight. That has to be at least an extra few pounds ... in double stuffed goodness.

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