What You Need to Know About Plus-Sized Pregnancy with bebo mia

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

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website NaturalBirthandBabyCare.com and helping families through her online childbirth class MamaBabyBirthing.com

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