Weight gain while pregnant

Every wonder how saying something harmful about a girls weight while young will impact her forever? Well, let me give you a little insight.

While pregnant we the woman are supposed to gain between 25-35 pounds if we have a healthy weight to start with. I started my pregnancy journey at a healthy weight and no health issues. At 27 weeks I had finally managed to gain a whole whopping 12 pounds; 6 of those in the previous 3 weeks. So why am I having problems gaining weight? Partly because I was overly criticized as a younger girl about my weight and body image by mostly woman who I am supposed to look up to.

When in your teens the female in the house criticizes your weight overly and frequently, mind you she had her own weight issues, it leaves a mark.  It is one thing to comment on a teens healthy or unhealthy habits and help them develop those habits it is another to just comment on their looks. The marks inflicted by her comments still affect me many many years later and make weight gain and body images issues for me.

Yes, there are consequences if don’t gain enough weight while pregnant and healthy.

So please, the next time you go to criticize someone, be them male or female, on their body image think twice. Help the younger generations with their habits and feel comfortable in their bodies and not on how they actually look.



About Tara B.
Hi, I am Tara B. and its great to meet you!! I am an outgoing person with introvert tendencies. I have two amazing dogs that I love and adore! You will hear about them and their adventures a lot :D I also have the most amazing husband! Together he and I have Miss Go Go (you'll also see her referred to as Baby B) that was born in the spring of 2015. She is smart, quick learner, and loves to mimic everything she sees. I love to cook, bake, try to stay healthy, and read. I love to explore my area (and the world when life allows), and seek out fun things to do. You want more information just ask! I am horrible at writing "About You" sections...:) If you have any questions, comments, ect I can be reached at CraftsByTaraB@gmail.com.

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