Post Natal

If you’ve had ‘the talk’ about everything that could go wrong with your pregnancy because you’re fat, you’ve probably had the guilt trip about all the things that can go wrong after you’re given birth too.

If you are bigger, you’re at increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), bleeding after the birth (post partum haemorrhage), your wounds may not heal as fast, and you’re more likely to give up breastfeeding, too.

Of course, plenty of big women don’t get DVT or post partum haemorrhage, their wounds heal fine and they successfully breastfeed for years.

For more information on the reality of these risks, along with practical advice on parenting matters, please see the sub-pages.

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