Apr 13, 2021
The "Myth Busters" Series
In this episode we are talking about all the myths surrounding pregnancy and weight gain because, let’s face it, once you become pregnant - your body suddenly becomes open to LOTS of discussion from other people. It’s the cultural norm, in America at least, that pregnancy and weight gain go hand in hand in multiple conversations. How much you should gain, how quickly you lose it, how quickly you get that pre baby body back - the pressure is on in our diet culture. So the myth we are busting today is…….”everyone should gain the recommended weight range during pregnancy!”
We will give you our thoughts on the origins of this myth and then we are excited to welcome Lynette Broom, RD to help us explore how narrowing a healthy pregnancy down to weight gain ignores the fact that all bodies are susceptible to complications from conception to post birth due to genetic factors or other health measures such as access to resources, prenatal care, support during childbirth, and mental health. And yet, our typical diet culture narrows all of these factors down to how many pounds you gain as your baby grows inside of you. This is harmful and anxiety producing for any parent to be. We want all parents to feel empowered to advocate for themselves and define health by what works for them so we hope this episode is a great tool for that process.
Connect with Lynette: www.lbnutrition.net
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