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Pregnant in a bigger body

Saturday, April 10, 2021

I was terrified to become pregnant as a plus size woman. Pregnancy is celebrated in the small; those who don’t look pregnant from behind, or are belly only. Women are pressured to bounce back in 6wk, lose the baby weight fast, and look as if their body never went through a major change; a miracle. Not to mention, finding cute clothes for a size 16/XXL pregnant woman is almost impossible, but there’s thousands of options for someone in sizes Small or Medium. It’s daunting to be plus size and pregnant. Wanting people to know there’s a baby on board, and you’re not just overweight. Wanting to be celebrated for your beauty despite it being different than on a thinner framed woman. But being pregnant has given me the gift of loving my body. It’s changing because I’m growing and creating a life. Seeing him on the ultrasound just made me thankful I’m able to carry him. Bodies are amazing, no matter what size they are.
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