Monthly Archives: May 2016

Unfortunately, sometimes (especially in a Plus Sized Pregnancy) it can become necessary to break up with your doctor. This is (almost) always an uncomfortable situation, so I thought I’d give you a few pieces of advice from my personal experience! With my daughter, I went through 3 doctors before I found one that I was comfortable with. (And he has since retired, so I’m dreading this process in the future!) Reasons to break up with your doctor The makes you feel uncomfortable : Trust your gut on this one!! Maybe he makes snarky comments about your weight, or it’s something […]

How to break up with your doctor

One of the scariest things for me while I was pregnant was finding a size-friendly healthcare provider! (And since my beloved doctor has since retired? I’m getting anxiety again as we start talking about TTC!) I have such anxiety over doctors, and am blessed with a fabulous general practitioner for my every-day needs. Before I jump into my tips, I need to be honest. This part of pregnancy can be less than fun. When I was pregnant with my daughter? I went through three doctors before I finally settled on one. (And I was 50 pounds lighter back then.) But […]

4 tips for finding a size-friendly healthcare provider

I remember the exact moment I realized I was going to be spending my summer pregnant. (My daughter was due in mid-July, which in Southern Colorado means 100+ degree days!) I was terrified. So I’ve decided to share with you my favorite 6 summer pregnancy survival tips! (Of course, these are great tips no matter what time of year you’re pregnant – but with summer coming? It’s definitely time to think about these things!) 6 Summer Pregnancy Survival Tips 1. Hydrate! Keeping hydrated during the summer is hard enough under normal conditions, but add in pregnancy and you’ve got a […]

6 Summer Pregnancy Survival Tips

Once you get your positive pregnancy test, you’re bombarded with information on what’s best and what’s harmful for your growing baby! I remember during my first pregnancy I had a printout from the doctors office that I stuck on my fridge, reminding me that many of my favorites are off limits for the next few months! While it’s not exactly a printable? I have put together a graphic including some of the most common foods to avoid when you’re pregnant! I don’t know about you, but I’m a coffee addict! So limiting my caffeine felt like torture. (And I just […]

Foods to avoid when you’re pregnant

WELCOME! So your girlfriend/wife/sister/daughter/girl you met last week just told you she has PCOS, what the heck does that mean? And how does it apply to you? First, I’d like to say THANK YOU on behalf of all women who live with PCOS that you’ve taken the time to learn more about this disorder that she is living with! A Guys Guide to PCOS What the heck is PCOS? It stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. (I’ve got A Quick Guide to PCOS if you’re interested in more specifics! Here, I’m just going to focus on what YOU can do to […]

A Guys Guide to PCOS

When I start a new project I tend to get too caught up in it. I get consumed. Especially when I am passionate about it. And I realized this morning that’s what has happened with this blog. I’ve become consumed with sharing information (which is good) but I forgot to add that personal touch. To share my story and why I’m here. 15 years ago I joined my first online message board community, about wedding planning. (The now defunct Ultimate Wedding.)  I wasn’t even engaged yet, but I was obsessed with the idea of getting married to my longtime boyfriend. […]

My Story