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


PCOS and Fatigue
  One of the symptoms that people tend to overlook  when it comes to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is exhaustion! For me? PCOS and fatigue have gone hand in hand, in the most frustrating way!! (I don’t think I was this tired when I was pregnant and working 11 hour days!)   When my PCOS is at it’s worst? I feel like a walking Zombie. Getting anything accomplished is near impossible. So I thought I’d share with you 6 ways to boost energy when PCOS and fatigue rear their ugly heads!   Before I go on? I want to state that […]

PCOS and Fatigue: 6 ways to boost energy


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


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