Weight Gain During Pregnancy...It’s A Good ThingApr 07, 2020
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Whether you like to admit it or not, one of the biggest struggles every woman has been faced with at some point in their life is their weight.
Do I weigh too much? Am I too skinny? Is my butt too big? My boobs are nonexistent. Trust me, you don't want to see these arms in a tank top.
As women, we've all been there. And as pregnant women, these conversations can hurt even more...especially when they're brought up by medical professionals.
This is a scenario that happens far too often with expecting mamas in regards to weight gain during pregnancy.
But you want to know something?
>>It's okay to gain weight during pregnancy...In fact, you need to gain weight during pregnancy to keep you and baby healthy!<<
Yes, you heard me right: IT'S COMPLETELY HEALTHY TO GAIN WEIGHT DURING PREGNANCY. Women feel the need to fight off weight-gain and their widening hips as their bump continues to grow. But what if they simply embraced the changes that are taking place within their bodies?
In this episode, I have a conversation with mom-to-be, Ally Bouchard, about gaining weight during pregnancy.
Ally had an unfortunate experience where she felt unsupported by her OBGYN when she told her that she needs to stop gaining weight at 26-weeks pregnant. Because of medical opinions like this, women are scared of their hunger and that’s the worst thing to be afraid of while you're pregnant. While you're growing a baby, it's important to be feeding your body with nourishing foods when it's communicating to you.
So let’s start chatting about the myths that come with pregnancy weight gain...that gaining 25-40 pounds is what's normal, that you should ignore what your body is trying to tell you, that it's too late to switch doctors, that the weight is going to be hard to lose after having your baby. Stop ignoring your hunger and start listening to your body. It all starts by clicking play >>HERE!<<
Many many thanks to Ally Bouchard for sharing her experience and expertise. To show her some love, click >>HERE<<.
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Ally Bouchard is a Health and Body Image Coach with a background in Exercise Physiology and a first-time mom-to-be. She helps women end chronic dieting and find health and peace in their bodies through intuitive eating principles and eliminating body shame. She uses her knowledge of movement and anatomy in her coaching to help women reconnect with their bodies and themselves and become better informed of their own unique needs. She is "Health at Every Size" (HAES) informed and is on a mission to eradicate diet culture and empower women to live lives that go above and beyond their pant size.
The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regiment or purchasing any product(s).