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Let’s talk about a BMI myth that needs to be addressed! Women are led to believe that they shouldn’t become pregnant unless their BMI is under a certain number. There’s this misconception that having a high BMI automatically means you’ll have a high-risk pregnancy.

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I’ll never forget the conversation I had with my OB-GYN when I wanted to start a family. She pulled out the dreaded BMI chart and advised me to drop a ridiculous amount of weight before trying to conceive (TTC).

In return, I tried yet another crash diet and gained even more weight. Sound familiar?

Related: Plus Size Trying to Conceive Advice: Act Like You’re Already Pregnant

I firmly believe a woman’s BMI should not be the only indication of whether or not she is ready to start TTC. Her overall health (physical and mental) is far more important!

A woman, regardless of her size, can be healthy and ready to start a family.

People of all sizes can have healthy plus size pregnancies!

Watch the video below to hear my story and learn more…

Below you’ll see a video with our tips on how to have a healthy plus size pregnancy!

 

 

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