Baby's got back, indeed! Here's why pregnancy weight can make its way to your butt.
An old wives' tale says that if your face looks rounder during pregnancyyou're having a girl, but if the cheeks on your backside get bigger, there's a boy in your belly. Although there's absolutely no science to indicate if that's true, there is a sound explanation for why you gain weight in your butt when you've got a bun in the oven.
If you're an average, healthy woman, you can expect to pack on about 30 pounds during pregnancy, says Anita Sadaty, M. A lot of that is fluid -- your blood volume increases and you retain water to support your baby -- but a whole seven pounds of that added weight could be attributed to nutrient storage.
Rasmussen, Sc. In other words, your body is putting junk in your trunk -- and that's a good thing. Those fat stores are necessary to support the growth and development of your baby, but you don?
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It can be dangerous for you and your developing baby if you gain more than the recommended amount for your body type -- in your butt or elsewhere, Rasmussen says. Staying active throughout your pregnancy and doing tush-toning moves can keep your weight gain in check and help firm things up back there, says fitness trainer Andrea Orbeck, who has helped several celebrity clients look great throughout their pregnancies.
It's also good to be realistic about your expanding butt and to give yourself a break. Bottom line: Your body wants to put on weight, and it?
So try to embrace those sexy pregnancy curves while you've got them -- you can worry about losing that extra junk in the trunk after your little guy gets here. All content on this Web site, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation.
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