How much does your bump really weigh? Average figures for pregnancy weight gain revealed.
Its inevitable and necessary that you put on weight during pregnancy and it can be comforting to know that those extra pounds on the scales are a sign that your baby is growing healthily. But how much of your pregnancy weight gain is actually down to 'baby weight'?
Here are the 'average' figures......
- Baby = 7.5 - 8.5lbs
- Placenta = 1.5 - 2lbs
- Amniotic fluid = 2lbs
- Blood volume = 4lbs
- Womb muscle = 2 -2.5lbs
- Water = 4lbs
- Breast tissue = 2lbs
- Energy reserves (for labour) = 7lbs