What Is The Average Postpartum Weight Loss
While many of us wish we could magically lose all those extra pregnancy pounds the moment baby finally arrives, the fact is no one (not even celebs!) snaps right back to her pre-baby body so quickly.
Wondering how much weight you can expect to lose right after labor and delivery? Depending on the size of your newborn (usually between five and 10 pounds) and precise weight of your amniotic fluid and placenta (which you deliver at birth), most pregnant women can lose up to 12 pounds during delivery. Considering that women of average weight should gain between 25 and 35 pounds in pregnancy, that’s a healthy start!