Post # 1
Where does all the extra weight go?
Here is an approximate breakdown of your 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
That makes me feel so much better about being 33 weeks pregnant and having gained 22 pounds! I feel huge! I am hoping that after delivery I am close to back to pre-pregnancy weight! I am soooo scared I am going to have the saggy pouch under my belly button! I started out at 128 and skinny. A little to pinch but not much. I didnt have a 6 pack or anything but Im also not over weight.
Post # 3
Interesting! We aren’t TTC yet, but that’s some good info to have. (I’m scared of the dreaded saggy tummy too.)
Post # 4
@ms.melli: That is amazing! Thanks for sharing.
I’m only a few weeks along, so no weight gain yet – but I was actually always kind of wondering where all that weight goes.
Try not to stress too much about the weight gain or the pouch afterwards, it’s all part of the amazing process of “producing” a healthy little baby! Allow yourself time to go back to your normal self after the birth, don’t expect miracles right after delivery. I was reading somewhere that it roughly takes your body as long to “recover” from the pregnancy and go back to normal as it did adjusting to the pregnancy itself – in other words 9 months.
Post # 5
@ms.melli: Whoa! Thanks for sharing! (the extra 4 pounds of blood totally grosses me out…) I’m 18w4d and gained about 10 pounds so far. Even those 10 pounds makes me feel gross. Lol
Post # 6
Oh honey… I gained about 60lbs. And guess what? It was all gone by 5 months pp with little effort on my part.
Post # 7
@zippylef: I’m so happy to hear this!
I’m 24 weeks today and i’ve gained 24 pounds grrrrr
I swear my boobs weight more than the 2 pounds they say though – lol
Post # 8
@zippylef: dear lord, i hope i’m that lucky to lose it all afterwards!