Having a baby can be a scary process for any woman but plus size women have the added disadvantage of being bombarded with the threat of increased complications because of their size. Medical practitioners are often too candid and overzealous in sharing these increased threats and unfortunately don't follow up with explanations of what they really mean. This can be compounded by the lack of acceptance the medical community feels toward any one who is overweight or larger. These scare tactics can lead to a mentally draining pregnancy and fearful delivery.
It is possible for plus size women to have happy, healthy pregnancies and deliveries. Kmom's Plus Size Pregnancy is a personal website that was started in 1995. It provides a realistic and size positive approach to providing plus size women pregnancy information. What kind of experience does Kmom have? Well, she is "a childbirth educator and freelance writer who has read extensively about obesity, pregnancy, birth, and related topics in both the medical and lay literature". She's plus size and she's had three children of her own. At this time she only updates the website a few times a year, the last time being June 2007 but the information is far from out of date.
At Kmom's Plus Size Pregnancy website you'll find almost everything you need to know in order to encourage open educated discussions with your medical team and make informed decisions about your plus size pregnancy. Here are a few of the subject headings:
* Preparing For Your Pregnancy
* Fertility Concerns
* Plus-Size Pregnancy Risks
* Finding a Size-Friendly Provider
* Kmom's Top Hints For A Better Birth
* Prenatal Testing
* Dealing With Pregnancy Discomforts
* Possible Pregnancy Complications
* Plus Size Birth Stories
* Cesareans and VBACs
Visit Kmom's Plus Size Pregnancy to read more.