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This article title is A Body-Positive Pregnancy Guide for People of Size If you’re a woman of size who’s pregnant or trying to conceive, you may find yourself with extra questions about pregnancy in your situation. As a larger person, what can you expect from your nine months of baby-growing? And what exactly is a “plus-size pregnancy”?

That’s a total of 25 to 35 pounds over the course of your pregnancy. If your BMI was below 18.5 when you got pregnant, then you should gain 28 to 40 pounds. If.

You may wonder why you’re seeing two length measurements this week. Until 20 weeks of pregnancy, babies are measured from the top of their head to their “rump.” That’s because their legs are curled up against their torso during the first half of pregnancy, so they’re hard to measure. Starting next week, you’ll see only the head-to-heel measurement. If you began your pregnancy at a normal weight, you should expect to gain between 25 and 35 pounds. That may sound like a lot, but it translates into eating about 300 more calories a day.

A healthy. The “My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide” and the Plus Mommy Podcast — featuring body positive activists, writers, actors, birth professionals, and moms. An Imperfect Human’s Guide To Body Positivity Okay, moving on! Modern body positivity is for people of any size. size people who claim the only way to be truly body-positive is. Our week-by-week guide will help you through your nine months of pregnancy so you can be a smarter, more confident, more prepared mom-to-be.

Each week offers information about your body and the. The first ten weeks of pregnancy is where the organs of the baby are starting to develop, extra caution must be observed particularly during the first and second month into pregnancy. 3rd Month Pregnancy. The third month into pregnancy marks the end of your first trimester. Most signs and symptoms have already started to wane and your body has.

That’s about the size of a small cell phone and big enough to cause a stir with every roll. Start talking to your baby. Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Early Parenthood, Firefly Books, 2003. Changes in your body. A lot happens for you in the first trimester, too.

A couple of the most common early symptoms of pregnancy you may experience: Morning sickness: Unfortunately it doesn’t just strike in the morning — and it typically starts up by about week 6 of pregnancy.Ginger tea or drops might help, as can small but frequent meals.

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The Girlfriendſ’ Guide to Pregnancy is the book I always hoped to find when I was pregnant.

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by Vicki Iovine
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A Guide to Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth.

“Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series” by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
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by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
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Ann Douglas has created the most comprehensive guide to pregnancy we’ve ever seen.”

“The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between” by Ann Douglas
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by Ann Douglas
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This book is based on systematic reviews of research literature on pregnancy and

“Physiology in Childbearing: With Anatomy and Related Biosciences” by Dorothy Stables, Jean Rankin
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by Dorothy Stables, Jean Rankin
Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2010

Medical advice books now offered women information on how to conduct themselves during pregnancy, including what to eat and how to exercise.

“The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 22: Science and Medicine” by James G. Thomas Jr., Charles Reagan Wilson
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by James G. Thomas Jr., Charles Reagan Wilson
University of North Carolina Press, 2012

This new format has made generic pregnancy advice feel more personalized, more urgent, and more overwhelming to women who look to it for support.

“The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America” by Lara Freidenfelds
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by Lara Freidenfelds
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2020

A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, 3rd ed.

“Birth Models That Work” by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, Jan Tritten, Betty-Anne Daviss
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by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, et. al.
University of California Press, 2009

Counseling an obese woman who is planning pregnancy should include information regarding maternal and fetal risks associated with obesity, screening for diabetes and hypertension, nutrition counseling, encouragement of exercise, and consultation with a weight loss specialist before attempting pregnancy.

“AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing” by Kathleen R. Simpson
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The Disabled Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth.

“Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth” by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
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Atria Books, 2008

A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, Third Edition.

“Spiritual Midwifery” by Ina May Gaskin
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  • Uhhh no. It’s dead. Yours is the only popular video about it in the past year.

    And you only got a few thousand views and a bunch of thumbs down…

  • You should be proud of your journey to becoming healthy, whether you’re gaining or losing weight, but you really shouldn’t get offended because the doctor said that your weight is unhealthy.
    What you should get offended by, is people treating you differently because of your weight.

  • You look amazing at 7 months pregnant, I think you’re not getting the “pregnancy kindness’ because your belly is not crazy obvious.

  • “Women need this more than ever”. I used to tell my ex-girlfriend she was beautiful. My ex would wouldn’t believe me. Guys like me feel hateful about body image. Self-love is reflecting on your childhood dreams then acting on it. Since puberty we’ve asked ourselves how to get (laid, relationship, marriage). I want people to love me for who I’ve always been.

  • I think I dont really know much about body positivity, but it feels really rooted in being allowed to take control of the way YOU want to live your life and what anyone else has to say is irrelevant. Its my body, my choice of how I chose to nourish it, love it, use it etc. and if that includes active weight loss then so be it.

    personally, I have tried active weight loss and it has never worked for me and has often put me in dark places mentally. I was abused by my dad for my weight, bullies growing up and worse… myself. My goal going forward is trying to support my body through the struggle its facing as someone with a chronic illness and support myself mentally. I want to be able to teach my future children to love themselves and I cant do that until I love myself first <3

  • body positivity is creating the body you feel good in, and i can’t imagine that some1 really feels positive in his 100+ kg body, guess they are just too lazy to workout (excluding people who are ill)
    now after i lost 23kg i’m sure more positive than with 100+ kg.
    Accepting yourself as you are is okay, if you want to live a mediocre life but if you want to live an extraordinary life then you need to stive for perfection, ok we all know you will never reach it but setting the goals higher is always better than setting them lower or not setting them at all
    but ok, every1 lives the lifes they deserve so just be like what feels good for you.

  • Every one deserves to feel great about their body, whether they’re fat, thin, curvy, not curvy, and anywhere in between. Body positivity is about loving yourself and promoting others to love themselves too. If someone wants to loose or gain weight, good for them. As long as they are happy with their body, it doesn’t matter. Not to mention ITS NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS. Love yourself, and make other people know its okay to love themselves no matter what race, figure, age, or weight they are.

  • It’s dehumanizing to base a woman’s worth on how attractive she is. Take care of yourself, your health should come first, period. Who cares what’s popular now or back then. If your biggest battle horse is that you think people should find you attractive if you do this or that, you need to reexamine your priorities.

  • Being body positive doesn’t mean you must be plus size. It’s the kindo the same stereotype as “having anorexia means that you must be really thin”

  • LMAO i love how this guy goes into a weird pseudo in depth explanation on how dad bod is symbolic to taking care of children. LOL �� no it ainta dad bod is just a dad bod.

  • this was a brilliant video! I found it really useful to hear! the funniest bit was when you discuss people touching your tummy definitely invading personal space! hahaha please can you do a video on skincare and products used in pregnancy? thanks! xx

  • There is no “normal” body type and every one should be allowed to love their natural body you shouldn’t have to change it for anyone else and if you want to change your body do it for yourself. You are your own boss you should go out and not care about haters. LOVE YOURSELF ��

  • I understood it to be about so much more than body size. Inclusion for all types of bodies. Older ones. Disabled ones. Ones with unusual markings eg port wine stain etc

  • You will be fiiiiiinnnne. You will find what will work well for you and your mini me. You look beautiful and sounds like your co worker is very insecure, and trying to find some way to feel better about herself. Keep smiling and know your experience is yours, and not everyone else that is bombarding you with negativity has the final say to parenthood I.E no sleep, no social life, etc. ��. You are going to be a great beautiful mom. ✌��️

  • I like this video, but, omg, this editing drives me crazy. So many different shots used so uncontrollably, like in a kaleidoscope new close-up and shot every 2-3 seconds.

  • straight size people? are you kidding me? So queerness and fat go hand in hand? nuh-uh that is some fucked up logic right there. that is so incredibly limiting. i am so sick to death of these so called revolutionary people shutting out whichever subsections of people they want to. if your revolution includes divisiveness its not a revolution.

  • I appreciate the work and research that went into this video. I think you’re right that body positivity is a somewhat amorphous term that means different things to different people. And I am sorry that you received so many negative comments and hate from people you thought were your fans. There’s just no cause for that.
    For myself? I came to body positivity (or lets say body acceptance? fat acceptance?) through a long history of self hate, judgement from friends and family about the size and shape of my body and relentless messages from health gurus, commercials, movies, television shows, gyms, workout videos, clothing stores etc etc that told me that if I was not thin, I had no worth. Lots of women and girls, men and boys suffer from this cultural pressure. I was always chubby as a kid and when I hit puberty, my sister put me on the first of a long string of diets. The ole dry toast and frozen grapes and low fat yogurt early 90s diet, where fat was the enemy and carbs were fine.

    Fast forward twenty years and I had lost and gained over a hundred pounds through a series of crash diets, low carb diets, work out routines and binge eating. I was exhausted and hated myself.

    Then I found Intuitive Eating. I think this may be a missing component of your video. Intuitive Eating (IE) focuses in on the (fact) that the human body does not like to lose weight. We have developed over hundreds of thousands of years to find calories and consume them and hold onto them at all costs to avoid starvation in a world where food wasn’t always as easy to get as a trip to the supermarket. Food restrictions, even small “sensible” ones cause our body’s physical and mental systems to go into starvation mode and increase hunger hormones. When the body senses any sort of food restrictions, even minor, “sensible” ones, it will trip off a series of biological defense mechanisms to keep you from “starving”.

    This is why 90+% of diets do not last past a few months or years. We are not built to starve. It doesn’t matter if the restrictions are for our health, or if they’re for weight loss, or if they’re because we’re stranded in the wilderness somewhere. If you cut portions or cut out food types and groups, your body will rebel.

    I, like virtually every woman I know who is on some long series of yo yo diets, learned this the hard way. So I stopped restricting and just ate what I wanted. And yeah, I gained quite a bit of weight. My body was sick and tired of starving and made me eat until it felt sure I wouldn’t starve again. On the up side, my binging, which had plagued me for decades evaporated the minute I stopped restricting. And with the help of body positive bloggers and podcasts and writers, I learned to accept who I am without restrictions.

    Now this is not the same as wanting to become stronger, faster, healthier through non-restrictive methods. Drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and enough rest. Adding enough movement into your day, or weight lifting/jogging/pilates/yoga? All good! So is making sure to eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables. But taking food away? Restrictions have been proven not to work long term for most people.

    HAES Health At Every Size is connected to IE and means that a person can pursue health from a weight neutral perspective. If you’re fat, you can still work out and add nutrient dense foods to your diet and not have to starve.

    And the final component is the psychological one. Very little research has been done into the role self hate and the stress of living life in a fat body in a culture that hates fat people has done to the health of fat people. If stress kills, than what happens to a person who hates themselves virtually every second of every day. Health includes pleasure you feel from eating ice cream or pizza with your friends. It includes spending time with family, hugs from your kids, playing with your pets and being fine and dandy with your body no matter how it looks.

    So when someone says they want to lose weight through dieting, I mostly hear “I want to restrict my food and starve my body”. You don’t have to see it that way, but that’s how lots of body positive/IE/HAES people feel, and might be behind why they say you can’t lose weight purposefully and be body positive. I think if you look into IE and HAES and maybe talk to people like Christy Harrison or Page Smathers, or talk to Evelyn Triblole or Elyse Resch who wrote the IE book, you’ll get a broader perspective. Good luck!

  • Wow America is sick..
    Here in my country we like seing fat people become healthy looking individual.. But yes if someone suddenly looks like a drug adict thin we would also be concerned

  • though i agree with the message in this video, i think it’s worth noting that no amount of skinny people posting pictures is gonna stop the currently existing systemic discrimination and bias against fat people. this video in particular is well made, and i think the message is a good one, and personally i believe in being happy in your body and love it with no conditions, and i believe that when that is achieved, no matter the body goals(whether it be for wellness, appearance, health, needs, etc), body positivity is achieved. a lot of activists get fat positivity/anti-fat-shaming and body positivity mixed up.

  • Am body positive aboute my self i dont fill bad a bout me i i dont fill bad about biing soper skinny
    And i dont fill bad a bout my self any more

  • I so needed to hear this today. I have a friend who started getting into the body positivity movement and went into the extreme now, to where she shames my husband for having a six pack, and shames/discourages me from working out; but for me, I work out to be healthy and feel good with myself. Feeling good in your own skin greatly benefits your mental health, and no one should be shamed for working to be a better person and take care of health, both physically and mentally.

  • Imagine looking at someone’s body and deciding you get to judge it and another person’s life choices, and calling that body positivity.

  • I honestly thought your body was perfect and I would have reacted the same way some people did, but you is you, you seem so confident, I can see it in your eyes and can hear it in your voice, but now I can see how you feel and how much it affects you and other people learn.

  • My mom always told me being a mom is the hardest job in the entire world but it’s also the best and most rewarding job in the entire world:)