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Body Image

Celebrating Girls Exactly As They Are—And Celebrating Ourselves

When I found out I was having a girl, I got scared. Because I remember what it's like to be a girl, a teenager, a young woman. I remember vividly the insecurity; the deep desire to look like everyone else but myself; the longing to lose weight, to be pretty, to be popular; the roller-coaster of restricting and bingeing; the pain of rejection; the comparisons and the coming up short. I remember vividly second-guessing everything. I...
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Body Image

Pregnancy, Disordered Eating & Body Image

Whether you have body image issues, disordered eating or are in recovery from an eating disorder, it's important to recognize your problems and work to resolve them prior to pregnancy or motherhood.

As authors Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei write in their excellent book, Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby*:
If you know you have...
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