Pregnancy & Birth

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

 

Classes

Plus size pregnancy classes for parents & birth professionals.

Size Friendly Care Providers

List of OB-GYNs & Midwives.

Finding a Size Friendly Provider

Tips & questions to ask.

Size Friendly Doulas

Hire a size friendly doula & make informed choices.

Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Blog

Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Blog

Plus size pregnancy & body love.

Birth Stories

Read beautiful birth stories.

Photo Galleries

Inspiring photo galleries: bumps, birth, breastfeeding, & babywearing.

Apparel

Maternity clothes, belly bands, nursing bras, to babywearing.

PCOS

Stories & Resources.

C-section for Plus Size Women

C-section for Plus Size Women

An article for women preparing to have a c-section.

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.

Websites

Articles

You can read even more articles on the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs blog 

Pregnancy Links

Books

 
Birth Book

 

Movies


Three Tips for a Healthy Plus Size Pregnancy

Eat Right

Craving during pregnancy can lead to some unique food choices, but for the most part you’ll want to make healthy decisions.  Do your best to stay away from processed foods and anything that comes in a bag or box.  Consider connecting with a nutritionist.

Stay Active

The key to committing to an exercise routine is finding something fun or having an exercise buddy!  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 Healthcare 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!  Below is a helpful video to help decipher if your care provider is size friendly or not.

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