This is a great post about how the medical industry treats weight during pregnancy. Though this story is specifically about a plus-sized woman, I think there is a huge debate to be had about the medical industry focuses on size (big and small) to the determent of our overall health.
As some may note from my recent post “Body Shoptalk,” I’ve become more aware about my own body issues through pregnancy. Though you may not face the same challenges as this woman, I REALLY hope you read it so that we can continue having discussions about what weight means to having healthy pregnancies and living happy lives.
I don’t know how, besides cut and paste, to re-blog from a Blogspot site, so here it is. Feel the outrage yet?
Check out more of her brilliant writing here: http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/
Here is an email I received some time ago, detailing one plus-size woman’s experiences with weight bias and harassment during pregnancy. I have redacted her name and location to protect her identity.
Her story perfectly illustrates several common forms of weight bias and obesity stigma that negatively impacts her medical care.
Is it any wonder that many people of size avoid seeing care providers when this is the treatment they get?
My name is xxxx, I live in xxxx with my [four children] and husband and I am a plus-size mama expecting my 5th child…I am 5′ 5″ and weigh around 200 lbs. (sometimes more, sometimes less). I am…
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