Plus-Size and Pregnant

Words of Wisdom from Plus-Size Moms

Seek good medical care. "If you can't conceive, don't assume your weight's to blame. I was diagnosed with a fertility problem (that also causes weight gain). So make sure to find a doctor who will listen to your concerns."
Missy, La Salle, Illinois

Stay fit. "No matter how tired you are, make time for exercise every day even if it's just a leisurely walk. It will make a real difference in your energy level."
Teresa, Casa Grande, Arizona

Dress the part. "It's harder for people to tell you're pregnant when you're large, so wear maternity clothes to spread the news. I found specialty plus-size maternity wear online."
Jennifer, Springfield, Illinois

Make smart food choices. "Don't use pregnancy as an excuse to eat more; watch what you eat and go for a walk!"
Beth, Elizabethton, Tennessee

Copyright 2006. Reprinted with permission from the October 2006 issue of Parents magazine.

All content here, including advice from doctors and other health professionals, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.

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