When I first read Kathryn Johnson's birth story I completely related to her plus size pregnancy fears and uncertainty. It's so easy to believe that being plus size means you'll automatically have complications.
Yet, stories like Kathryn's and others we've shared are strong reminders that people of all sizes can have healthy outcomes!
Plus Size Pregnancy Fears
When you first found out you were pregnant, did you have any plus size pregnancy fears or concerns?
I was shocked to see that perfect little plus sign.
I immediately worried, would I have a healthy plus size pregnancy and baby?
Would l look pregnant or just fat?
Could I achieve the natural birth I had hoped for?
Did you have any problems connecting with a size friendly care provider?
Why did you want to hire a doula and how did you go about finding someone who made you feel comfortable?
Living in the Dallas, Texas area there are tons of options for qualified Doulas.
As a birth photographer, you help women of all sizes to capture their births. How did you feel about having your own birth photographed?
Thankfully my doula took a handful of photos and I cherish them dearly.
If I am blessed with another child I will definitely hire a birth photographer.
What advice would you give to other plus size moms considering hiring a birth photographer?
I promise you won't regret it.
The birth of your baby will be one of the best days of your life. No other life event is filled with more love.
Looking back at the photos you will be reminded of your strength, you'll get to cherish the beauty of your new baby and relive all the amazing love filed moments.
Don't let your size steal the priceless gift of documenting your one of a kind journey.
Please share with us some highlights of your birth!
At 41 weeks and 2 days, I woke up to my water breaking and was so excited that I would be meeting my baby soon.
Supported by my husband, mother, and doula, I couldn't have asked for a better birth team.
I remember it like it was yesterday, hearing that first cry and being so overjoyed with happiness I shouted out “he's here, he's here, I did it, he's here”!!!!
Holding him on my chest after achieving my birth goals was the most wonderful feeling EVER!
Additional stories of moms overcoming their plus size pregnancy fears:
- 7 Pregnancy Exercises At Home When You Are Plus Size - February 23, 2021
- A Journey In Self-Love Through My Plus-Size Pregnancy And Birth - January 28, 2021
- The Best Extra-Wide Baby Gates For Plus Size Parents - December 22, 2020