January 22, 2012

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Maternal Neonatal Nursing

Category: Maternal Neonatal Nursing
Around 10 to 13 lbs are lost during childbirth. This includes the weight of the fetus, placenta, amniotic fluid and blood lost during birth. An additional 5 to 8 lbs are lost due to diuresis and 2 to 3 lbs from involution and lochia by the 1st week.