Plus Size Pregnancy

Congratulations! Welcome to one of the most exciting times of your life; your journey to motherhood. Below you’ll see our plus size pregnancy & birth resources and three tips for a healthy plus size pregnancy. Our motto is; Love Your Body – Love Your Birth!

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3 Tips for having a Healthy Plus Size Pregnancy

Eat Healthy

Books like, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, are full of complicated nutritional plans that can bring on a loss of appetite just by looking at them. Simplify all of the rules by avoiding processed foods whenever possible. Focus on eating food that comes from nature with the fewest ingredients possible. With that said, it’s completely okay to give into the occasional pregnancy craving. Working with a nutritionist is a great idea as you’ll develop new nutritional habits that will last well beyond pregnancy.

Stay Active

The key to committing to an exercise routine is finding something fun! Water aerobics and swimming are two activities that can be truly enjoyable during pregnancy. Consider starting a walking group with co-workers or going for a spin on a stationary bike. Prenatal yoga is a wonderful way to tune into your body and learn some breathing techniques for labor. Do what works for you but but always check with a care provider before starting a new exercise routine.

Work with a Size Friendly Care Provider

It’s important to find someone who will not only provide outstanding care but also build confidence within a woman’s ability to have a healthy outcome for her and her baby.  A size friendly provider does both of those things and they can be either an OB-GYN or a midwife.  

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Recommended Reading & Movies

There’s a lot of information a pregnant woman can get her hands on during pregnancy. We the believe the very best resources you can tap into is a doula! Aside from a doula we recommend plus size pregnant women stick to positive and empowering resources. Below you’ll see our list of recommended reading and movies.

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Books

             

Big, Beautiful, and Pregnant: Expert Advice and Comforting Wisdom for the Expecting Plus-Size Woman

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

Dr Sears Pregnancy & Birth Books

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth

Movies

       
   
The Business of Being Born

More Business of Being Born (Part 1)

More Business of Being Born (Part 2)

More Business of Being Born (Part 3)

More Business of Being Born (Part 4)

One World Birth

Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret

Pregnant in America

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