Pregnancy


Understanding the risks of Plus Size Pregnancy
We live in a culture of fear. A simple Google search of “Plus Size Pregnant” will fill you with hundreds of reasons your pregnancy could contain a medical disaster. (And sadly, they read more like “These things WILL happen to you!” not “might”… And they tend to leave out that they also MIGHT happen to a woman who is not-plus size.) Understanding the risks of Plus Size Pregnancy is important. It’s equally important to not live in fear. (Stress can lead to pregnancy complications – high blood pressure, fatigue, etc! So don’t live in that place of fear!) Plus Size Model, […]

Understanding the risks of Plus Size Pregnancy


tips for friends of (plus size) pregnant women
While this post really could be for the friend of ANY pregnant woman? Some of these problems are magnified in the pregnancy of a plus size woman! So if you’re the family or friend of a plus size pregnant woman (or any pregnant woman) I have 5 tips for friends of pregnant women to help be the best support for her that you can be! 5 tips for friends of pregnant women   If you’re curious how far along she is? Just ask! (Of course, it’s never ok to just assume someone is pregnant – but if she’s opened the door to that […]

5 tips for friends of (plus size) pregnant women


11 Questions to ask on your Maternity Hospital Tour
One of the things I looked forward to the most (but was least prepared for) was the maternity hospital tour! There are so many different questions you could ask – in fact? I’m sure this list could be infinite! But I wanted to share with you what I thought were some of the most important ones! (And of course, I have a few sub-questions, so the list is actually a bit longer!) 1.What is your check in Procedure? Do I come straying to L&D? Do I head to the ER first? Do I need my doctor to refer me? (Yes, […]

11 questions to ask on your maternity hospital tour



places to buy plus size maternity clothes
If you think Plus Size clothing (especially cute stuff) is hard to find? Wait until you try hunting for plus size maternity clothes! I recently went hunting with a good friend who is 25 weeks and in desperate need of good maternity clothes! She’d read online that JC Penney, Old Navy and even Sears carried plus size maternity clothes. But she was hesitant to even waste her time, knowing that their selection of regular plus size clothes was slim, especially in her size 26. So we hit the ground running and made a day of it. Finding nothing. Absolutely nothing. […]

5 Places to buy plus size maternity clothes


Scrib Ultrasound 1
Unfortunately, Pregnancy Problems is something I know all too much about.  (And so here I will share my story.) No, I didn’t have gestational diabetes, or even morning sickness! (I realize how incredibly lucky I was!!) But I had 2 major complications at the very end of my pregnancy which I never in my wildest dreams imagined. I had a smooth time up until 34 weeks. (And I was so clueless as to how things were going to go! I even told my husband “Plan to come home at 37 weeks exactly” He was a truck driver and in my […]

When things don’t go as planned (Life One Handed)


Breaking up withyour doctor
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