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Welcome to Your Plus-Size Pregnancy,
a complete resource for curvy moms.
Whether you're pregnant, trying to conceive, nursing, or already
a parent, this site is here to support, inform you, and celebrate
50% of women ages 25 to 55 are plus-size,
according to the CDC, so women in this group make up a significant
percent of all moms, yet there is very little information, support,
or resources for plus-size moms. If you're plus-sized, you already
know how hard it is to find clothes that fit and feel good, and
to find a health care provider who treats you with respect. You
know how hard it is to keep up your self-esteem and deal with weight.
These difficulties are compounded by pregnancy, trying to conceive
or nursing. But they shouldn't be.
Your pregnancy is a wonderful, magical
time in your life. Every pregnant woman deserves to enjoy this time
in her life, to feel good about herself, and to appreciate the beautiful
changes to her body. Unfortunately a lot of plus-size moms find
that their health care providers approach their situation negatively,
that maternity stores don't carry plus-sizes, and that all the information
that is out there about plus-size pregnancies is focused on the
dangers and horrors of the situation. In reality, plus-size moms
can and do have happy and healthy pregnancies and raise perfect,