Author Virginia Sole-Smith ignited a needed conversation with her article, "When You're Told You're Too Fat to Get Pregnant." Virginia joins episode 62 of the Plus Mommy Podcast to talk about her New York Times published article and what fertility clinics don't want to admit about weight bias. Learn more.
Corissa Enneking joins the Plus Mommy Podcast to share her journey to building Fat Girl Flow. She talks about the obstacles of having a loud voice in the body positive movement and her plans for the future. Learn more.
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and author of Real Food For Gestational Diabetes and Real Food For Pregnancy. She joins the Plus Mommy Podcast to talk about how we can rethink Gestational Diabetes and pregnancy nutrition when you’re plus size. Learn more.
IBCLC Laurel Wilson shares everything you could want to know about plus size breastfeeding. From preparing to nurse, the hormones behind breastfeeding, and why it takes longer for plus size people to lactate - we address it all! Laurel also goes into detail about how PCOS impacts breastfeeding during this episode. Learn more.
During episode 57 of the Plus Mommy Podcast, Tiffany Reese from the show Something Was Wrong is my guest. We have an in-depth conversation about abusive relationships and share our own sexual assault stories. We understand the power of stories and how they help people to feel less alone. If you're struggling, we truly hope you'll speak up and get the support you need. You're worth it! Learn more.
Canadian mom blogger, Just Jen P, joins the Plus Mommy Podcast to share her plus size pregnancy story and postpartum struggles.
It’s fascinating to hear stories from moms around the world. Jen, being a plus size Canadian mom blogger, shares how her access to Universal Healthcare and paid maternity leave is entirely different from what most families experience in the United States.
Jen left the hospital after giving birth with only a parking bill. As her daughter is taking her first steps, she is still on maternity leave.
While on leave, she has this time to focus on her family, body, and postpartum struggles.
Jen opens up about her postpartum anxiety. She shares how plus size model Tess Holliday helped her realize all she was experiencing was far more than baby blues. Jen’s now focusing on her mental health and tapping into her “mama mojo” (you’ll learn what this means during this episode).
Postpartum is such an important topic that we continue to cover on the Plus Mommy Podcast.
Pia Schiavo-Campo joins the Plus Mommy Podcast to have a crucial conversation about race, adoption, motherhood and body image. From how to be an ally to people of color to letting go of perfection in motherhood, Pia generously shares!
She talks about the importance of reading diverse books to our children. How it’s okay to take up space as people of size and to stop apologizing for our bodies. As well as a reminder that we are enough! This interview will honestly stay with me, and I hope it impacts you as well.
Being fat-shamed by your doctor is not okay and yet many people feel as if they must accept this substandard level of care. We need to talk about not only what’s occurring behind closed doors but what people who have been fat-shamed by their care providers can do about it.
Writer and nurse, Joni Edelman, is my special guest this episode. She speaks from her experience as not only a nurse but also as a fat patient. We talk openly about what it feels like to be fat-shamed and how to be your own best advocate.
Know that you’re worthy of proper medical care and should always receive dignified care! Learn more here.
When it comes to babywearing, there’s a misconception that plus size babywearing options don’t exist. The reality is carrier companies are far more inclusive than most maternity clothing companies. There are babywearing options for people of all sizes!
Babywearing is just one small piece of helping to set yourself up for postpartum. Planning for postpartum success is critical at this time in your life that can feel very isolating.
Laura Brown is a babywearing expert and postpartum doula. She’s our special guest during this episode! We talk not only about plus size babywearing but how to set yourself up for the postpartum period.
We laugh about the realities of parenthood and address the real need for more postpartum support in our society.
Find our tips for plus size babywearing and postpartum support here.