Starting pregnancy over your “ideal weight” can bring its own risks and challenges – but they may not be what you're expecting. Here's the surprising truth about plus-sized pregnancy and how you can advocate for yourself and your baby.
Topics We Discuss in this Podcast:
Who and what bebo mia is and how they're supporting families
Why women who start pregnacy overweight are at risk – and why that risk may not be what you expect
The BMI scale is flawed – here's what you need to know and how it can impact you
What weight gain recommendations are in place for women starting pregnancy at various BMI ranges
Why weight gain recommendations are NOT evidence-based!
How the current protocols for handling overweight pregnancies can put mothers and babies at risk
Important things to look for when you're searching for a supportive, body-positive care provider
What you DO need to do if you're having a plus-sized pregnancy