Where Does My Pregnancy Weight Come From

Video: This Is Where Your Pregnancy Weight Comes From

If you are wondering where your pregnancy weight comes from, you are not alone. This short video explains

 Pregnancy – Article by  mum+

We have included a video from the NHS in the UK as we think it best explains weight gain in pregnancy.

Viewing time: 1m 23s

What you will learn:

  • Gaining weight while pregnant is completely natural and expected!
  • Lots of parts of your body will change
  • A baby is 7-8lbs when born on average – the size of small sack of potatoes!
  • The placenta can be as big as your hand and will weigh about the same as a box of cereal
  • Circulating volume of fluid in your body significantly increases in pregnancy which accounts for extra weight, too
  • Putting on fat towards the end of pregnancy (around 3kg) is healthy and necessary to feed your baby
  • This is all healthy and natural – you are growing another little human being after all

Want more information on your pregnancy?

NZ's Ministry of Health provides further guidance for Kiwi mums

The Ministry works across the health sector to deliver better health outcomes for New Zealanders. Check out the Pregnancy section of the Ministry of Health’s site.

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