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  1. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    HIya,

    I have a question for you all, i cant seem to find anything out about it.

    Im just wondering at this stage how much everything weighs, i know the baby is between 2 and 3lbs now, but what about everything else?

    Water, roughtly?
    Sac, placenter etc

    I can only find the weights for everything for when your full term. i just want to see how much 'weight' i have put on over the top of the baby weight if that makes sense so if anyone can help that would be great.

    I feel so unhealthy today, walked up to the school and had to walk really slow coz of my hips, plus i couldnt breath that way, got out of puff a few times, felt so stupid, i just feel so heavy and i hate it, i really should have done more to lose Cobys weight before i got pregnant again i think.

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  2. Wobbles

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    I don't know if this helps Layla:


    Why do I need all that weight?
    Your baby will weigh about 7 to 7½ pounds at birth, so you may be wondering where all of those other pounds go. Your placenta and amniotic fluid will each weigh about two pounds. (So far, that makes 11 pounds that you will lose immediately at birth.) You will also have two extra pounds of breast tissue, two extra pounds of blood, four extra pounds of other fluids, two extra pounds of uterine tissue, and seven pounds of extra fat. The fat will help keep your baby well nourished during the pregnancy and give you reserves for breastfeeding.

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  3. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    thats for full term isnt it?

    Think maybe then i might be on track, i have put on 10lbs in total. its hard to work it out at this stage

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  4. Tilly

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    10lbs! you lucky thing. I put on like 3 stones+ lol
     
  5. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    i still have 12 weeks to go lol still time

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  6. Lucy

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    Layla, I think you've done really well to only put on 10lbs so far, I think I've gained approximately 18lbs.

     
  7. RachieH

    RachieH Well-Known Member

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    Hiya Layla

    I dont know specific weights for gestations, but the composition of weight gain is approximately -

    39% Baby
    22% Blood
    11% Amniotic Fluid
    11% Uterus
    9% Placenta
    8% Breasts
     
  8. Mango

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    Everyone is so different in terms of weight gain and how they carry their baby, so there will be variations but here is a general weight distribution list which I came across.

    However I think Rachie's percent distribution is more on target since every-one's weight gain will differ. To be honest, I hope I don't gain 30lbs (Mango blushes)

    Weight Distribution

    7 1/2pounds is about how much the baby will weigh by the end of pregnancy

    1 1/2pounds is how much the placenta weighs

    4 pounds is attributed to increased fluid volume

    2 pounds is the weight of the uterus

    2 pounds is the weight of breast tissue

    4 pounds is because of increased blood volume

    7 pounds is attributed to maternal stores of fat, protein and other nutrients <LI class=closebullets>2 pounds for the amniotic fluid

    Total: 30 pounds
     
  9. RachieH

    RachieH Well-Known Member

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    I've put on more than 30lbs now! [​IMG]
     

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