Let’s talk about something that needs more awareness: Having a baby when you’re overweight. Let’s first start by saying there is no need to feel shame over your weight, and you are already great the way you are! And most of all, you are allowed to get pregnant, despite what other people may say. Many, many overweight women have healthy pregnancies.
However, just like all conditions, there are some risks and precautions to be mindful of. Being overweight CAN put you at an increased risk of complications. And in some instances, it may be necessary to lose a healthy amount of weight for the pregnancy.
When picking a prenatal doctor or midwife, make sure to find someone who is body positive, caring, and accepts you the way you are. Together you can make the best choices for your pregnancy and your baby. And don’t listen to who may judge you, you know your body best.