Not every woman is a perfect size 6, 8, (really, what's the perfect size). My point, not all women are...
Not every woman is a perfect size 6, 8, (really, what's the perfect size). My point, not all women are slender before they become pregnant. If you're more on the plus than minus side here are some tips for a healthy pregnancy. pregnancy bookMake sure you have a plus-size friendly care provider or your whole pregnancy may end up being miserable. If your doctor or midwife makes you feel guilty all the time, snag a new provider. Their goal, and yours should be for you to have the best pregnancy and birth that's possible for you. It's fine if they make suggestions but guilt tripping is so out. If you're overweight, most care providers say it's safe to gain up to 25 pounds while you're pregnant. If you're obese you should only gain about 15 pounds. You cannot diet while pregnant - sorry, don't even consider it. You need to eat healthfully but not diet. You can exercise while pregnant. If you had bariatric surgery you can have a baby - just work closely with your care provider because you need to be at a stable weight before becoming pregnant. For more information check out the book, Big, Beautiful, and Pregnant: Expert Advice and Comforting Wisdom for the Expecting Plus-Size Woman by Cornelia van der Ziel

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