Plus Size Pregnancy Resources
Welcome to Plus Size Birth and the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Blog! Wherever you are along your motherhood journey, we’re here for you with supportive resources and an uplifting community, specifically for plus size women.
I think it’s really important to talk about the realities of being plus size and pregnant. The options for nursing bras, maternity, belly bands & books are so minuscule that it’s insulting. I knew it was frustrating but had no idea until I found myself pregnant and searching for things and answers that didn’t exist until I connected with Plus Size Birth. Jen’s resources and support helped me throughout my pregnancy.Tess Holliday
I’ve brought on a guest expert to talk about gestational diabetes nutrition tips for helping to reduce your risk or manage GD. Lily Nichols is a registered dietitian, diabetes educator and researcher with expertise in prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes.
I was really excited for a new platform to share my message when I was presented with the opportunity to be a guest on Channel 2 Daybreak, (a local Denver, Colorado morning news show).
Experts estimate that 1 in 100 Americans have celiac disease but as many as 97% of people with celiac disease don’t even know they have it! There are studies showing increased risks during pregnancy (and an impact on fertility). We need to be having these conversations and people need to be getting tested.
For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a mommy. I never expected it would be such a struggle to get here. This is my plus size infertility story.
Dear Plus Size Mom: I am guilty of dreading our time together doing fetal monitoring. I am guilty for thinking about your weight before thinking about your pregnancy. And I am sorry.
While common plus size pregnancy frustrations include not being able to find affordable plus size maternity clothes or struggling to connect with a size friendly care provider – let’s dig deeper!
Last week Leilani Rogers, an amazingly talented photographer shared this photo on her Facebook page. It left me breathless.
Then I read the text that went along with the photo and I lost it. This is a story of my family’s loss and another family’s story of birth after loss. This is the impact of pregnancy loss for dads and partners…
As a surgical nurse, I know that a controlled situation is much better than an emergency. I did not want to get into an emergency situation so I opted to go for the controlled c-section.
I kept watching the episode and it was nearly impossible to not get sucked in. I double dare anyone to finish that first episode and not continue on to watch the second. I was thankful Kate had a love interest, even if they did meet at her weight loss group. And while I found myself falling in love with the show, just as I did with Grey’s Anatomy, I kept wanting Kate to stop focusing on hating her body all the time; from weight loss group meetings to fat camp.
This couple didn’t just think outside the box but outside the universe with their Star Wars maternity shoot. Then they brought things down to earth with a lovely photography session outside. Kinzey was all about going down a journey to embrace her plus size pregnancy and rocked a fitted yellow maternity dress for the second session. I hope you’ll enjoy her story and these wonderful photos!
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