Weight gain has me feeling down (long rant/vent warning)
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May 7th, 2014, 06:52 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mobile, AL
I'm sorry you're struggling with the weight.
I have a bit of an opposite experience. I was very obese, then had gastric bypass surgery and lost 160lbs. That was about a year before I had #3. When I started gaining weight with him I struggled with that, wondering if it would ever come off, etc. Thankfully it did come right off.
I've found this chart comforting to know it's not just me getting fat, but all that extra stuff you don't necessarily think about really adds up!
Baby: 8 pounds
Placenta: 2-3 pounds
Amniotic fluid: 2-3 pounds
Breast tissue: 2-3 pounds
Blood supply: 4 pounds
Stored fat for delivery and breastfeeding: 5-9 pounds
Larger uterus: 2-5 pounds
Total: 25-35 pounds
So think after delivery 8lbs of baby is out, 2-3lbs placenta is gone, 2-3lbs amniotic fluid is gone, then soon your blood supply and uterus go back to normal...so while things might be mishapen, the number on the scale looks a lot better pretty quickly.
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