In case you have been living under a rock lately you might not know that I am expecting my third child. Unfortunately, this has triggered a weight gain panic in my mother. She is terrified that I am going to get "fat". If you don't know already, I am already slightly rounded. With my other children I know I was a lot younger, but I didn't gain any weight with B and only 11 pounds with MG and she weighed almost 8. I know what to do. I am blessed that right now I am mostly craving fruit and that's a very good thing.
The average woman gains 20-35 pounds during each pregnancy. Here's a breakdown:
Where Does All This Weight Gain Go?Well. I am looking forward to my wee one growing. I can't wait to rock a bump - that way people will stop trying to rub my tummy fat!
Here is a breakdown of where you can expect the extra pounds to go:
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