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Plus Mommy Podcast
44 minutes | 8 days ago
Dr. Kat Talks About Mental Wellness During Pregnancy And Postpartum - Replay | 146
May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. With that top of mind, we're sharing an older episode you might've missed. Perinatal psychologist, Dr. Kat, joins the show to talk about supporting your mental wellness during pregnancy and postpartum. While the audio on this episode isn't what you've grown accustomed to, the content is so outstanding that it needed to be shared again!
59 minutes | 15 days ago
Plus Size With Hyperemesis Gravidarum - Alyssa's Birth Story | 145
Hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness) is difficult regardless of size. Yet, when you're plus size with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), you're sometimes not believed or praised for weight loss while you're suffering. Alyssa shares her story, what she wishes she would've known, and how she took a different approach with her second pregnancy.
57 minutes | a month ago
Jisela Delgado of MTV'S The Challenge Shares Her Fascinating Story | 144
Jisela Delgado of MTV'S The Challenge All Stars opens up about body image and reality TV. She looks back on her twenty-year history with MTV, including her first appearance on The Real World/Road Rules Casting Special in 2000. Jisela holds nothing back regarding her relationship with her body and what it's like being plus size on reality TV. She also shares fun insights about The Challenge!
75 minutes | a month ago
How A Plus Size Pregnancy Blog Changed My Life | 143
On April 6, 2011, following a healthy plus size pregnancy and positive birth experience, I launched my first blog post. I desperately wanted to change the narrative around plus size pregnancy and thought telling my story could make a difference. Ten years and nearly 6.5 million pageviews later, I'm forever thankful I decided to share my story! Hear the full story during this episode, as I (Jen McLellan) become the guest, and Mia O'Malley joins the show as the host.
54 minutes | a month ago
Considering Home Birth When You Are Plus Size? What You Should Know | 142
HAES And LGBTQ inclusive midwife Ray Rachlin joins the podcast to talk about home birth when you are plus size. She covers what qualifies someone for home birth and how pregnancy and childbirth can look slightly different. Ray also discusses providing fertility support for people in the LGBTQ community and those with polycystic ovary syndrome. We address fatphobia in the medical community and obstacles people face when desiring an out-of-hospital birth.
61 minutes | 2 months ago
Supporting Plus Size Labor And Delivery With Mommy Labor Nurse | 141
Liesel Teen, well-known as Mommy Labor Nurse on Instagram, shares her journey to starting Mommy Labor Nurse and helpful insights on supporting plus size labor and delivery. She goes in-depth with options around fetal monitoring and how to advocate for yourself. Liesel also talks about cesarean birth for plus size moms.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Plus Size Model Loralyee Shares Her Birth Story For The First Time | 140
Lori, well known as plus size model Loralyee on Instagram, tells her birth story. She shares the role her doula, Denise Bolds, played in helping her feel supported and empowered!
59 minutes | 2 months ago
Meg Boggs Shares Her Journey To Becoming An Athlete And Author | 139
Meg Boggs went from creating content exploring motherhood and self-love to stepping into her authentic self as an athlete. With the highly-anticipated launch of her first book, Fitness for Every Body: Strong, Confident, and Empowered at Any Size, Meg helps people worldwide to find their inner athlete. This is her story!
51 minutes | 2 months ago
Making Lola – A Short Film That Speaks To Every Plus Size Woman | 138
Lola, a short film by Ana Lydia Monaco, tells a story that’s all too familiar for many. Lola is a plus size woman of color who is not believed by her close friend, boyfriend, and care provider when having a medical crisis. Everyone only focuses on her weight. Listen as writer and director Ana Lydia Monaco and lead actor Marlene Luna share the behind-the-scenes story of making Lola.
58 minutes | 3 months ago
Two Mom Comedians Lost It All Overnight And Found Themselves | 137
What happens when all of your dreams are about to come true and overnight the world shuts down? Listen as two mom comedians, Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee of Band of Mothers, share their stories. We talk about the toll 2020 took on so many and the vulnerability it takes to face an unknown future as entrepreneurs. We go deep, get a little woo, and reflect on the good that has come out of unimaginable loss. After all, we're in this together, as a band of mothers!
62 minutes | 3 months ago
Nurse Chooses Home Birth And Her Life Transforms - Courtney's Story | 136
Courtney Stallworth is a plus sized Black American maternal-newborn nurse whose pregnancy and birth experiences forever changed her life. Courtney joins the show to share her first empowering home birth story and passion for birth work. Her mission is to decrease the growing maternal-newborn mortality rate for all, emphasizing on the BIPOC community.
47 minutes | 3 months ago
What You Need To Know About Disordered Eating When You Are Plus Size | 135
Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani is a Health At Every Size inclusive doctor specializing in caring for people with eating disorders. She joins the show for a compelling conversation about disordered eating when you are plus size. We address why dieting is harmful and what approach can help people of all sizes to thrive.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
The Difference Supportive Care Makes - Whitney's Birth Story | 134
Feeling supported by your care provider impacts how you look back on your pregnancy and birth experience. Whitney's story perfectly demonstrates that so listen-in as she shares her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum story.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Why We Need To Be Talking About Weight Stigma In Maternity Care | 133
Dr. Neel Shah, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School is committed to improving maternity care. This is a needed conversation about weight stigma in maternity care! Listen as we address weight bias and racial disparities in maternity care. Dr. Shah shares the biggest risk factor for having a cesarean birth and how his research is transforming patient outcomes.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Adrianna From TLC's Hot & Heavy Shares Her Story | 132
The TLC reality series Hot & Heavy has faced a lot of criticism, but for Adrianna Harris, being featured on the show was a positive experience. Listen in as she talks about her participation on the show and her journey to motherhood.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
New Year, New Hopes | 131
Farewell, 2020! As embarrassing as it is to admit, I spent most of 2020 sitting on my couch drinking wine. During this episode, I share when I hit my bottom and how I found my strength. By sharing my truth, I hope it helps others feel less alone and possibly even inspired as we head into the new year. I've got some big goals that I can't wait to share with you! Be sure to follow along over on Instagram @plusmommy
54 minutes | 5 months ago
Becoming A Fierce Fatty With Victoria Welsby | 130
Victoria Welsby, the founder of Fierce Fatty, shares her story of going from hating her body to standing proud on the TEDx stage dancing in a bikini!
53 minutes | 5 months ago
Don’t Be Afraid To Switch Care Providers – Veronica’s Story | 129
Veronica chose to switch care providers at 26 weeks pregnant after her OB-GYN made assumptions about her body's ability to have a healthy outcome. With her wife's support, Veronica advocated for herself and found an outstanding care provider. You deserve to connect with a care provider who makes you feel heard and respected!
62 minutes | 5 months ago
What It’s Like To Take Boudoir Photos When You Are Plus Size | 128
Have you ever thought about taking boudoir photos when you are plus size? During this episode, Jen shares her invigorating experiences and interviews photographer Melisa Mullins. Melissa's specialty is milk bath photography!
38 minutes | 5 months ago
9 Things I Want You To Know Before You Turn 40 | 127
Now that I’m in my 40s, I thought I’d drop some middle-aged wisdom by sharing nine things I want you to know before you turn 40. If you’re a fellow member of Club 40, I hope you’ll glean some familiar insights. If you’re in your 20s or 30s, buckle up, buttercup! (This episode includes strong language and a frank conversation about sex - not for the little ones to overhear.)
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