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.
Pregnancy BMI Myth
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?
I firmly believe a person’s BMI should not be the only indication of whether or not they are ready to start TTC. 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 about the BMI myth…
Below you’ll see a video with our tips on how to have a healthy plus size pregnancy!
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