Plus Size Birth Blog
The Plus Size Birth blog shares a collection of birth stories, helpful resources, and evidence-based information to empower plus size people who are trying to conceive or pregnant. Be sure to also check out the Plus Mommy Podcast featuring body positive activists, writers, actors, birth professionals, and moms.
Wherever you are along your parenthood journey, we are here to support you!
At about 38 weeks, my blood pressure spiked just enough to nudge us towards the decision to induce. I trusted my doc completely.
From struggling to reach to wipe to tips for comfort with an apron belly – here are the top embarrassing plus size pregnancy questions (and answers)!
It’s critically important people of size connect with a care provider who practices evidence-based compassionate care like a size-friendly midwife.
I never produced enough milk to breastfeed exclusively, and my son preferred the bottle to my breasts. My son was fed with love and I forgive myself!
Three months after my wedding, wanting to start a family, I was diagnosed with stage three metastatic melanoma. This is my pregnancy after cancer story.
I am 1 in 4. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. I never wanted to be a part of this club. My pregnancy was 100% healthy but on July 26, 2018, my life changed.
Here’s a list of things every plus size breastfeeding mom needs. With proper support, from an IBCLC to an uplifting bra, you’ll be ready to breastfeed.
An LGBTQ plus size pregnancy story shared in an effort to give other couples in their shoes hope. Thanks to this mom for sharing her journey!
Let’s dive in the deep end to explore plus size maternity swimsuit options from size 14 – 34. Be prepared to think a little outside the kiddy pool!
It takes bravery to be open about your past and Nadine shares her story in hopes of helping others. When maternity photos inspire self-love and healing a person's life can be transformed.
Being plus size and pregnant means that most people won’t know you’re pregnant. You may feel like you're having an invisible plus size pregnancy. Instead, you must take every advantage and opportunity to celebrate your pregnancy.
When we talk about things society has labeled taboo, we can transform the conversation. Here are four ways to normalize plus size pregnancy.
Women like Jessica, in her red fitted plus size maternity dress, continue to break down barriers. They show us that size is not a limiting factor when it comes to your dream maternity photos!
A doula will remind you to hold onto a simple truth that’s often forgotten: You know your body best. Here are 4 ways doulas support plus size parents.
It's over. It's been over for a year; why won't it go away? When birth trauma is triggered it can stop you in your tracks. Birth trauma is real!
It was time to let go of the natural birth idea and let science listen to the message Mother Nature was sending. It was time to have a plus size emergency c-section.
We heard from Sarah, who has a BMI of 35 and is concerned she is at “high risk” for a stillbirth with her baby. What are her real obesity stillbirth risks? Let's talk about it!
The news, of having a Single Umbilical Artery pregnancy, cast a shadow of uncertainty over what should have been a giddy, happy, excited time preparing for the arrival of our first child.
I had planned a plus size natural birth from the beginning. So I was trying to mentally talk myself into believing that I could handle the pain for just a few seconds at a time.
So many of us, experiencing an obese pregnancy, have been misled to believe we can't have a healthy outcome. The reality is people of all sizes can and do have healthy pregnancies! This is Adriane's story.
If you’re wondering, ‘Should I share my birth story?’ The answer is yes! Bryn Huntpalmer of The Birth Story Podcast joins the blog to talk about why all birth stories matter.
My photographer worked her magic to make me feel comfortable which I really think showed in our photos. I'm beyond overjoyed at how these plus size maternity images turned out.
The birth story of Georgia Lin truly demonstrates the difference in care plus size people receive when they connect with size-friendly care providers.
I think back at those amazingly hard 30 hours and how emotional they were. I can’t believe I doubted my body and my baby. This is my plus size VBAC story!
Moral of my story, as a plus size mom, is that you get to take your care into your own hands. This is my transfer birth story from a birth center to the hospital.
The child you're carrying in your belly will not care about the stretch-marks or the added pounds. Don't miss out and regret not doing a plus size maternity photo shoot!
Recently the site CafeMom launched, Plus-Size Pregnant & Proud with the desire to lift the veil around plus size pregnant and provide comfort to plus-size moms to be.
After years of not conceiving I thought it wasn't possible. 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? I had so many plus size pregnancy fears!
I envisioned myself in a long flowing dress accenting a round baby bump. However, these are my adoption maternity photos, and I couldn't be happier!
We all know it’s going to happen…someone is going to say something that will set you over the edge. I thought I’d offer up a few body positive holiday survival tips that help me and might also support you.
Five women open up about their plus size pregnancy bellies. Inspiring stories about pushing themselves to have maternity photos taken and embrace their bodies.
I thought I would be mad about Kate’s plus size pregnancy storyline on This Is Us ending in a miscarriage. However, the way they handled it was perfect.
I planned things for a living. The decision to have a child was no different. This is my story of four years of trying to conceive with PCOS.
This is my body, this body carried me through 24 years of life and it’s growing a whole human being right now! I'm literally creating another person with my own body and am going to be able to sustain his life with my body after he's born. What's more amazing then that?! Absolutely nothing.
This Is Us fans, especially plus size fans, are speaking (and freaking) out about the This Is Us plus size pregnancy storyline.
The loss of a pregnancy is something that impacts people in many different ways – and all of those ways should be honored. A mother should be supported as well as her partner. This is one mom's story of giving birth after pregnancy loss…
Encouraging women to have an orgasm while in labor isn’t something new – but I’m thrilled it was part of this Grey’s Anatomy storyline.
It's that time of year again most people love and a few of us dread – time to pick out your plus size Halloween costume for maternity or motherhood!
My body did know what to do, and it was doing it! This is Sarah's plus size VBAC homebirth story following a traumatic cesarean birth.
The night before I got the positive pregnancy test, I had a dream. A little boy with brown hair, waiting calmly. This is my birth center birth story!