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    Did You Date Your Doctor?

    In January I joined Sarah Blight’s podcast, Easier Healthier Birth, to talk about plus size pregnancy and birth (click here to listen and select show #18).  We ended up chatting for an hour after the recording ended.  We swapped birth stories and shared some postpartum woes.  Sarah and I became birth...
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    Continuing the Conversation: Thin Privilege

    Last week I had my socks knocked off when I read Melissa Fabello’s article, Let’s Talk About Thin Privilege.  If you have yet to check it out read it now!   Addressing the issue of privilege is always tricky because you’re pretty much guaranteed to upset people.  I speak from experience because I...
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    Planning Ahead in Mommy Land

    Once you’ve entered Mommy Land there are many new demands placed upon you.  From 2:00 a.m. feedings to baby proofing, it’s hard enough to find time to shower let alone think about estate planning. With that said, it’s impossible to know when an emergency will occur.  Making sure your affairs...
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    Mother’s Day PSMM Sponsors

      Today is a special day for moms.  We’re overworked, underpaid, and yet completely in love with our role as “mom.”  This post is all about moms supporting moms!  Take a moment to review our sponsors, by clicking on the images below, and consider them when making your next purchase. ...
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    Plus Size Pregnancy & Birth – CAPPA Interview

    Today I was honored to be interviewed by Tracy Wilson Peters, the CEO of CAPPA, the world’s largest childbirth organization.  Tracy is one of my personal heroes!  She has dedicated her life to changing the culture of childbirth.  CAPPA’s vision aligns so perfectly with the work of Plus Size Birth,...
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    Disneyland While Plus Size

    My childhood home is located twenty minutes away from the happiest place on earth.  The picture above is of my husband and I enjoying Disneyland just a few days before we were married.  Disneyland holds a special place in my heart.  So when Becca, from Love Our Disney, approached me writing a guest post I was thrilled....
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    The Mother Behind the Postpartum Photo

    Like many women, I was truly moved by the photo and quote above.  I shared it on my Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Facebook page without knowing where it came from.  It received more likes, shares, and comments than anything else I’ve ever posted – 9,333 likes, 2,714 shares, and 243...
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    Labor and Birth Positions for Plus Size Women

    Guest Post by, Gina Gerboth, RM, CPM, IBCLC Plus size women face the same dilemma that all laboring women face: how can I make myself more comfortable, and promote efficient labor progress, during labor. Though all women find some positions work better than others, plus size women may find some positions are considerably more workable...