How a woman's body changes during pregnancy?

Weight during pregnancy

by Richard Kozinski

Experts advise not to put on weigh too much. By the end of your pregnancy, you might weigh about 12.5kg (27.6lb) more than before you were pregnant. It is natural that you put on weight because your body changes to accommodate your baby. Over a third of your extra weight comes from your baby, the amniotic fluid and the placenta. Your baby weights about 3.3kg (7.3lb), the placenta weighs 0.7kg (1.5lb) and the amniotic fluid weighs 0.8kg (1.8lb).

The two thirds of extra weight are: the muscle layer of your uterus which weighs an extra 0.9kg (2lb), your blood volume increases and weighs an extra 1.2kg (2.6lb), you have extra fluid in your body which weighs about 1.2kg (2.6lb), your breasts weigh an extra 0.4kg (0.9lb) and you store fat, about 4kg (8.8lb), to give you energy for breastfeeding.

All the changes which a pregnant woman experiences are huge. Some of them feel confident and comfortable, but some of them can’t accept themselves. It is worth remembering that this state is temporary and if you take care of your body, you will be in shape again. Nourishing is incredibly important to feel comfortable and beautifully. If you are aware of the changes you will be better prepared for them and it will be easier to accept them.

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