Pregnancy and a plus size did not seem to sit well for many people in the past few decades. The feeling was so deep that it was accepted that such pregnancy cannot result in a good outcome. The times and attitudes are changing and women are raising their voices asking for respect and recognition of their pregnancies. Health organizations are also getting more involved, recognizing specific needs of future, plus size mothers. This presents a major shift on their former stance on pregnancy and obesity.
- Pregnancy for Every Body is a new initiative from The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
- This positive messaging is a drastic shift from most healthcare website’s pages on obesity in pregnancy.
- Pregnancy for Every Body addresses the increased risks people of size face during pregnancy while also being clear to say (in bold), “most plus-size pregnant women have healthy pregnancies.”
“For far too long, plus size pregnancy has been stigmatized to a point where people feel as if they can’t have a healthy outcome while pregnant. News about plus size bodies having babies remains hidden from public view. Or worse, it’s all bad news when addressing pregnancy for every body.”