Occasionally I read stories that are positive and inspiring about celebrities having natural births and gaining weight and getting stretch marks and breastfeeding etc, but a lot of it is staying skinny, wearing high heels, having elective C-sections, and losing the weight as fast as possible. I think the way the media treats pregnancy and childbirth is pretty deplorable in general, but I really hate the way it's contributed to our society's super skewed perspective of totally natural events.
In an effort to put more positive attitudes out into the world for others to find and draw strength from, I thought I'd share my own experience of baby weight gain and loss.
I gave up ice cream.
Not anything else, not candy, not cake, not sugar or desserts of any kind. Just ice cream.
Also, it is my genuine opinion that in order to raise children that do not have skewed ideas about food and weight and bodies, we have to do our super very best to be easy and gentle and balanced about our own food and weight and bodies.