Why does a pregnant women gain so much weight?
Weight Distribution in the Average Woman
- 7 ½ lbs is about how much the baby will weigh by the end of your
- 1 ½ lbs is how much the placenta weighs.
- 4 lbs is attributed to increased fluid volume. 2 lbs is the weight of the uterus.
- 2 lbs is the weight of the breast tissue.
- 4 lbs is because of increased blood volume.
- 7 lbs is attributed to maternal stores of fat, protein, and other nutrients.
- 2 lbs for amniotic fluid.
- Total: 30 lbs