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Plus Size Birth encourages women to believe in the strength and beauty of their bodies. We promote positive information to empower healthy decision-making for plus size women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or new moms.

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    The Best Plus Size Pregnancy Diet

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    Plus size women are expert dieters.  From the popular Weight Watchers to the undesirable cabbage diet, odds are we have tired it or at least know about it.  During pregnancy, it can be really confusing to hear a care provider tell us to not gain more than 15 – 25 lbs when society tells us we get to eat for two.  So you might be wondering, what’s the best plus size pregnancy diet? I hate...
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    I’d Rather Be Fat Than Unhealthy

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    l l I’m a big girl.  I know this and anyone who has spent time with me knows it. There’s no amount of black clothing that can camouflage the fact that I’m….fat. l I used to be pretty ashamed of my size and was the queen of hiding 75% of my body in photographs.  Over the past 4 years, however, I’ve been on a body love pilgrimage.  A journey that includes the notion that being fat...
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    3 Takeaways from The Body Love Conference

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    1. Jes Baker is a bad-ass! I first learned about Jes from her, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls…So I Will, article. “You’re allowed to fall in love with yourself. I promise. This will be the scariest thing you will ever do, and that’s okay. It will also be the most amazing (albeit super gradual) experience you will ever have. It doesn’t make you narcissistic. It doesn’t make you vain. It is liberating in...
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    Did You Date Your Doctor?

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    In January I joined Sarah Blight’s podcast, Easier Healthier Birth, to talk about plus size pregnancy and birth (click here to listen and select show #18).  We ended up chatting for an hour after the recording ended.  We swapped birth stories and shared some postpartum woes.  Sarah and I became birth professional BFFs and I adore her.  I’ve invited her to the PSMM blog to share some hilarity and wisdom when it comes to finding the...
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    Do I Need a Doula?

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    If you’re pregnant, odds are you’ve been asked if you plan to hire a doula.  You probably responded with, “What in the heck is a doula?”  Or if you already know what a doula is you might’ve said, “Why do I need a doula?  I’ll have my partner and my mom by my side.”  Well I’m going to answer those questions and much more for you below… What’s a doula?  According to my friend Adrienne,...
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    Let’s Talk About Sex: Postpartum & Plus Size Sex

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    As a mother of a toddler I can’t quiet recall that last time I read a book that didn’t involve me imitating animal noises while snuggled under an Angry Bird comforter.  So it would be an understatement to say I was excited when my friend Shanna Katz asked me to review her book titled; Your Pleasure Map: A Woman’s Q&A Guide to Hotter, Naughtier, More Adventurous Sex.  This is a “choose your own adventure” book...
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    How Much Weight Do Pregnant Women Gain?

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    Inquiring minds want to know, how much weight do pregnant women gain? You could ask 25 women how much weight they gained during pregnancy and they’d probably all give you a different answer. Below you’ll see an image showing how the average physical changes that occur during pregnancy equate to weight gain. According to an article by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) changed their guidelines for pregnancy weight...