This Nurse's Note Completely Changes How One Woman Feels About Stepping on the Scale

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Does heading to the doctor's office conjure up bad feelings of having to get weighed on a scale -- particularly if you've recently gone through a significant change, like having just had a baby? You're not alone, that's for sure. Society has put far too much weight on weight -- especially when it comes to women and moms.

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Luckily, one doctor's office is reminding us that there's nothing to fear when it comes to the number on the scale -- with a sign that should accompany every scale.

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"This scale will only tell you the numerical value of your gravitational pull," a sign by the scale said, according to a post by Mariah Kaitlyn Herrera, or @mariahkaitlynherrera. "It will not tell you how beautiful you are, how much your friends and family love you, or how amazing you are!" 

The very true message is signed by "your nurse." 


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"Completely changes how I feel about stepping on the scale, especially because I know I'm working on myself," Herrera, who recently had a baby herself, wrote in her caption. 

Of course, far too many women feel like Herrera. Far too often weight ends up taking the center stage of a doctor's visit. Out of fear of being reprimanded, or having their weight blamed for their health issues, many folks may choose to avoid the doctor all around, which could end in their not receiving the care they actually need.  

TL;DR: Every doctor's office should follow this nurse's lead!

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