Monday, December 10, 2007

Blood Volume of a Pregnant Woman

In a conversation with a
perinatologist recently, I found
out a couple of neat facts that
you might find interesting....

~A full-term pregnant woman has an
approximate blood volume of 10 liters.
That's five 2-liter soda bottles!

~The uterus has 1/2 liter of blood
flowing through it per minute at the
time of birth/full term.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The blood volume of normal adult female is about 4.5 liters, at the end of pregnancy the blood volume increases by about 25%. That works out at about 6 Liters of blood in total for the mother and the fetus together.