Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Function over Form- how to engage in body image work

February 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Pregnancy, Self Esteem, Wellness

While I was training on my internship in Upstate New York, I had the privilege of working with the most incredible woman, Dr. Melissa Fallon. She was wise and wonderful, a beautiful soul who would become a mentor and hero to me that year and beyond. We ran a Body Image group with the college […]

Size Stimga in the Medical Community: my recent reminder.

For as long as I can remember my weight has been the topic of conversation and concern. I was “treated” by many physicians and specialists as a child and young adult for my weight problem- generally unsuccessfully. The many doctors appointments were a source of great shame and fear for me, never knowing what would […]

Easing Vericose Veins During Pregnancy

December 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Pregnancy

This Guest post graciously submitted by Dr. Eddie Chaloner How can varicose veins be eased during pregnancy? Varicose veins are a common problem during pregnancy and are particularly troublesome during the last 3 months when the enlarging uterus restricts the vein blood flow out of the legs. The symptoms varicose veins cause are mainly aching […]

Jessica, if you are listening… “Your body is perfect, just as Maxwell!”

As many know Jessica Simpson gave birth to her first child last week, Maxwell Drew Johnson. Baby Maxwell, whose name has drawn harsh criticism (as if anyone’s opinion matters but mommy and daddy), was born at a beautifully healthy and hearty 9 lbs. 13 oz. 21 ¾. Maxi would be considered a larger baby when […]

Today Show’s Comments about Jessica Simpson: “She’s Pretty Fat”

This guest post graciously submitted by Sarah Biskobing, RD.  It seems as though once again, Jessica Simpson is under the microscope when it comes to her weight. This time, she is being criticized for being too heavy while being pregnant. Apparently, Jessica has gained around 40 pounds so far during her pregnancy. Dr. Nancy Snyderman […]

When Your Body Is Not The Norm

April 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Featured, Pregnancy

Obviously many of us here are used to living in bodies that are outside the perceived “norm” (if we want to avoid even trying to define what the “norm” is anyway).  But there are times when our bodies seem to intersect. For example, it’s generally assumed that all brides will try to lose weight.  It’s […]

Eating disorders: pregnancy and beyond, tell your story!

August 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Mindfulness, Pregnancy

This article by Heidi_Psy.D brought back memories for me, a former eating disordered person (now healthy mom of two age 8 and 10!). JOIN IN! TELL US WHAT YOU FACED (AND HOPEFULLY CONQUERED) DURING PREGNANCY REGARDING BODY IMAGE. You’re thinking about having your first baby, and are focusing not of your bundle of joy but […]

And I waited . . .

January 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Pregnancy

When I found out I was pregnant, I made an appointment with the gyn/ob my sister has used for both of her pregnancies.  I liked my gynecologist, but she doesn’t have a reliable OB reputation and my sister loved her doctor, so I switched over.  My sister assured me that this doctor was very nice, […]

Oh boy, a boy!

January 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Pregnancy

If you watched Sex and the City as avidly as I did, then you probably remember the scene where Miranda “fakes” her sonogram.  The sonogram technician informs her she’s having a boy, to which Miranda simply nods.  The technician looks at her like she must not have heard and says, “It’s a boy!!”  Miranda realizes […]

Pregnancy and Satisfied Eating

December 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Pregnancy

When I first found out I was pregnant, I stood in the bathroom, braced myself on the wall, and took a few deep breaths.  This was a planned pregnancy, but that didn’t make the moment any less of a surprise somehow.  I walked out to tell my husband and my hand was shaking so much […]

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