The links below lead to the Plus
Size Pregnancy Website, an excellent resource for plus and
supersize women and their families. The information was researched
and written by Kmom, a plus size mom. She adds new information
and updates frequently to the website.
We have provided these links to
Size Pregnancy Website as an information source for plusmommaternity.com
readers. These links are not provided as medical advice and the
information gained from these links should not be viewed as a
substitute for medical care.
Top Ten Hints for a Better Birth
Top Ten Hints for a Better Birth Summary of Kmom's top
hints of things to consider to have a better birth experience.
Issues Once You Are Pregnant
and Equipment Concerns Will the hospital equipment fit
me? What will I do for a hospital gown? Do I need special equipment
for procedures like amniocentesis and epidurals? Will they need
to adapt anything for my size?
Education Choices Information about childbirth education
choices. Includes Kmom's opinions on Lamaze classes, Bradley classes,
Birth Works classes, and Hypnobirthing.
and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Cesareans (c-section) Why
do large women have higher rates of c-sections? How can I lower
my risk for a c-section? What is involved in a c-sections, especially
for a larger woman? How can I minimize my risk for complications
if a c-section becomes necessary? If I have a c-section, how can
I make it the best possible birth experience? Extensive information
VBACs What are the risks/benefits
of Elective Repeat C-Section vs. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean?
If I have a c-section, how can I make it more birth-friendly?
If I choose VBAC, how can I maximize my chances and get a more
birth-friendly experience? What VBAC books should I read? Is VBAC
after 2 or more cesareans possible? Extensive information about
VBACs, and VBAC birth stories too.
Birth Stories Index Stories of BBW births. Read about
BBW Home births, Hospital births, VBACs, C-Sections, Twin, Triplets,
and more! Read about normal births as well as some cautionary
tales too. Also includes PCOS birth stories.
When Well-Endowed FAQ Hints for helping well-endowed women
breastfeed more easily.
After a Cesarean Studies show that breastfeeding rates
are lower in cesarean moms, as many factors combine to discourage
cesarean moms from breastfeeding. This FAQ examines these factors,
analyzes the research, and summarizes ideas that may help women
preserve breastfeeding despite cesarean challenges. Numerous stories
from cesarean moms about their birthing experiences, too.
Reasons To Breastfeed Your Child If you are still in doubt
about whether to breastfeed, this list quotes the major sources
of breastfeeding information to show how breastfeeding has been
shown to minimize many new baby and new mom issues.
the Baby Is Born: Postpartum Issues
Recovery From a Cesarean When women experience a disappointing
or traumatic birth, there are often major emotional recovery issues.
This FAQ specifically addresses emotional recovery after a cesarean,
but many of the ideas here would also apply to any disappointing
or traumatic birth.
Carriers for Big Moms There are many different types of
baby carriers, and many of them are not very size-friendly. This
FAQ explains the different types of baby carriers that can be
used, evaluates their size-friendliness, and links to companies
that sell them.
Soon: Failed Anesthesia
During Cesarean. For more details on this and other FAQs in development,
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