Pregnancy tips for plus size women

Just because your plus size doesn't mean you can't have a healthy pregnancy and baby. That being said you are at a higher risk for complications like Gestational diabetes, hypertension, Preeclampsia, Edema and a larger baby. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Here are a few tips on keeping healthy

 

  • The very first thing you should do is find a doctor who treats you with the respect you deserve. Lets face it not all doctors are going to be compassionate with plus size moms, so do some research and find a doctor you feel comfortable with
  •  Eat healthy, try eating unprocessed foods and soda, eat whole grains, fruits and veggies. Healthy eating habits now can last well into you postpartum period and beyond
  • Keep track of how much weight you gain. You should be gaining just a few pounds a month. Think about keeping a food dairy. You should gain about 15 to 20 pounds all together 
  • Get active no matter your size you should stay active. go for a 15-30 minuet walk with friends, family, your partner around the park or your neighborhood even for just 15 minuets at a time. You might also want to try swimming, low impact aerobics or prenatal  yoga are all great way to stay active durning your pregnancy. Don't forget to always talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise
  • Find a group on Facebook for plus size moms if your not lucky enough to a in person community. There are also some great books you can read to help support you like Big, Beautiful and Pregnant, and Your plus-size pregnancy and beyond

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Just reminding you this is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. Always see a licensed medical professional for that 

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