Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Average Woman Puts on 30 lbs. While Pregnant

If the average woman puts on 30 pounds while pregnant then where does it all go? Lets break it down: Baby: 7.5 Placenta: 1.5 Amniotic Fluid: 2 Uterus: 2 Breasts: 2 Bodily Fluids: 4 Maternal stores of Fat, Protein, and other Nutrients: 7 -------------------------------------------------------- Excluding the baby's weight, pounds lost immediately after delivery: 11 Stubborn pounds that stick around a year later: 3.3 -------------------------------------------------------- Body parts, besides the belly, that temporarily increase by one full size: Bust and Feet Body parts that become a shade darker: Nipples and Areola This information is taken from the March 2006 edition of Women's Health Magazine.