Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Mama Fact of the Day

My blood volume increases again this week. This is one of the biggest physiological changes I will experience during pregnancy and by the time I reach full term it will have increased up to a staggering 50% (I find this utterly amazing!).

The increase is needed for extra blood flow to the uterus, to meet the metabolic needs of baby and to help my vital organs (in particular the kidneys which will grow in length by an average of 1 – 1.5cm), which are working harder than ever.

1 comment:

im so so happy said...

why are you not updating this anymore?!