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Experts Corner

Nutrition

Weight Gain
By Mediconsult's Nutrition Services

Q. Where does the weight gain go?

A.
Breakdown of Your Weight Gain
(All weights are approximate)
Baby 7.5 lbs 3.4 kg
Placenta 1.5 lbs 0.7 kg
Amniotic Fluid 1.75 lbs 0.8 kg
Uterus 2.0 lbs 0.9 kg
Breast Tissue 1.0 lb 0.40 kg
Increase in Maternal Blood Volume 2.75 lbs 1.25 kg
Fluids in Maternal Tissues 3.0 lbs 1.35 kg
Maternal Fat Stores 7.0 lbs 3.2 kg
Total Average 26.5 lbs 12.0 kg

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