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May 7th, 2014, 07:52 PM
AviatrixMorgan AviatrixMorgan is offline
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Location: Mobile, AL
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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 while things might be mishapen, the number on the scale looks a lot better pretty quickly.
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