When I say that these pregnancy suits weigh 33 pounds some people find it hard to understand that that is a realistic weight gain during the last trimester of pregnancy. I generally receive a dismissive and ignorant ‘tut’ of disbelief.

Well, listen here:

Yes the average weight of a baby is 8 pounds but it needs to be understood that there are a whole load of other factors to take into consideration.


  • 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

Obviously this is weight is gained gradually and the body adjusts accordingly.

We on the other hand have been lumped with the whole massive lot in one go.

Hope that clears that up then. I don’t want to hear another ‘tut’.

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