Body Dysmorphia and Pregnancy
What happens when someone with body dysmorphia gets pregnant? First time around when I had my son, the voice of my disorder overtook any wisdom and compassion. This time around being pregnant with my daughter, I resolve to be stronger.
Telling Her Story: Sara, Mom to Sofia (3)
I learn so much from other mothers and I want to honor their stories. This is the inaugural piece of my Telling Her Story series. Meet Sara. She lost her mother within weeks of welcoming her daughter. Her story of grief, acceptance, and unconditional love will inspire you.
Accepting My Pregnant Body
From a young age, I have needed to control my body. I was heavily influenced by the media that said we could never be thin enough. As a yoga teacher, I told myself I had to be thin. This thinking infiltrated my first pregnancy. With my second I am determined to be more accepting of my growing body.