Plus Size Pregnancy

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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 in a person’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 person can get their hands on during pregnancy. We believe one of the very best resources you can tap into is a doula! Aside from a doula we recommend sticking to positive and empowering resources. Below you’ll see our list of recommended reading and movies.

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Books

My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide

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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