Ideally, an average woman should gain anywhere between 25-35 pounds. Of this weight, the baby accounts for roughly 6-8 pounds, while the placenta, the growing uterus, lactating breast tissues, amniotic fluids and increased blood volume (increases by 30%) are supposed to account for the remaining 14-24 pounds.
The breakup of the final pregnancy weight has been shown below:
Breakup of Weight Gain
Weight Gain in Pounds
Weight gain in Kgs
Weight of the baby
Weight of the placenta
Weight of the amniotic fluid
Weight of the uterus (8.5g normally)
Increase in the breasts
Increase in circulating blood volume
Fluids in the maternal tissue
Total Average Weight Gain
Do I need to invest in a weighing scale
If you do not have a weighing scale, you do not need to invest in one.. Having said that, ready access to a weighing scale could certainly help you keep better control of your weight. But please make sure that you do not weigh yourself so often that you become obsessed with your weight. You should ideally weigh yourself once every week, at the same time of the day, and preferably on the same weighing scale. Furthermore, since weight gain is one of the key barometers of complications during pregnancy, your doctor will weigh you at every visit. So at the very least, you will be getting a monthly reading of your weight.
What is the conversion formula between pounds and kgs
If you know the weight in kgs and want to determine the weight in pounds, then multiply kgs with 2.2 to get the number of pounds. Conversely, if you know the weight in pounds and want to determine the weight in kgs, then divide pounds by 2.2 to get the number of kgs.
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