At childbirth class the other night, I was presented with some fascinating statistics. I had already been told to expect a weight gain of around 35 pounds or so, but this time they gave me the actual breakdown.

Breast Increase : 2 - 4 pounds
Blood Increase  : 4 - 5 pounds
Maternal Stores : 5 - 8 pounds
Placenta        : 2 - 3 pounds
Amniotic Fluid  : 2 - 3 pounds
Baby            : 7 - 8 pounds
Uterus Increase : 3 - 4 pounds
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average total   : 25 - 35 pounds


From the American Academy of Pediatrics