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Estimated pregnancy weight gain: How much is my baby? How much is me?

Pregnancy weight gain is different for every woman and depends on your body mass index before you become pregnant.

  • Extra blood, fluids, and protein: 3.5 kg
  • Breasts and energy stores: 3 kg
  • Uterus: 1 kg
  • Placenta: 1 kg
  • Baby: 3.5 kg
  • Amniotic fluid: 1 kg

Check out the “Where does the weight go” sub-section in the reference below.


Health Canada. Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy. 2012.

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can help you get the energy and nutrition that you need while you are pregnant.