Aug 28, 2017
Bebo Mia's Bianca and Natasha talk about what mothers deal with who are labeled as overweight.
Have you ever been labeled as being overweight, plus size or obese during pregnancy? Has that lead to providers telling you what you are or are not able to do in pregnancy and birth? Has that lead you to feel badly about yourself or "less than"? How does that impact your mental wellness?
Here's what we touch on:
-Myths of what "overweight" mothers are capable of in birthing and assumptions about their health in pregnancy.
-How the BMI labels women and their bodies.
-Stressors of weight gain in pregnancy and weight loss in the postpartum period.
-How some moms are losing there decision making power because of how they are being treated.
-Self advocacy and how to talk to your providers.
-Focusing on body positivity and informing mothers of their options.
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