Plus Mommy explores plus size pregnancy, motherhood and body love. From bumps to bellies, we talk about it all!
Plus Size Couple Unscripted: Lessons from 15 Years of Love
We're back! After a little break, we hit the ground, recording an all-heart, no-holds-barred deep dive. In this super raw episode, my better half and I unpack the wild ride of our 15-year marriage. We're getting real about everything — the heart of our love story, the chaos of parenting, the hurdles we've jumped, and how we're rocking the body changes that come with age — all through the unfiltered lens of our life as a plus size couple. Hit play for real talk, tough truths, a lot of love, and a hefty dose of laughter.
Navigating Weight Bias at the Doctor’s Office: A Personal Account
Join us for a moving and impactful conversation as host Jen McLellan interviews her mother, Kathryn. At 71, Kathryn has turned an encounter with weight bias at the doctor's office into a lesson on self-advocacy. Despite visiting a doctor for an eye infection, Kathryn found herself in an uncomfortable situation where the focus was shifted to her weight, overshadowing her immediate health concern. Determined to change this narrative, Kathryn shares her story. Then, she talks with Jen about strategies for self-advocacy in healthcare settings, inspiring listeners to take control of their health narratives and assert their needs. Join us for this deeply personal and empowering episode.
Size-Friendly Trauma-Informed Healthcare: Why We Need It Now
Are you interested in navigating the path to size-friendly, trauma-informed healthcare? Special guest Mandy Irby is a board-certified labor nurse, educator, and expert in trauma-informed care. Throughout this episode, we share our experiences interacting with healthcare professionals, providing you with beneficial self-advocacy strategies. Mandy also offers insights into her proficient use of peanut balls during labor and birth. By tuning in to this episode, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence to seek the compassionate, respectful care you deserve.
The Truth About Diets and Weight Loss Drugs with Ragen Chastain
Renowned Health At Every Size® and weight stigma expert Ragen Chastain debunks diet myths and exposes the dangers of weight loss medications. We also uncover startling truths about the American Academy of Pediatrics support for weight loss interventions in children. Prepare yourself for a thought-provoking and eye-opening episode that will challenge your perspective on weight loss.
Fitness for All: How to Find Joy in Movement
Let's celebrate fitness for all! As a plus size fitness instructor and the founder of Body Positive Barre, Natalie Sanders shares her top tips for starting or continuing your movement journey, connecting with size-friendly fitness instructors, and wholeheartedly embracing body positivity. With Natalie's expertise and warmth, you're all set for a fitness journey that suits your unique body and fills you with joy.
Early Menopause to Baby Bump: A Donor Egg Success Journey
Kasey's donor egg success journey began unexpectedly at 31, following a premature menopause diagnosis. Her story is unforgettable, filled with hope, loss, and love. It reinforces the notion that love, not genetics, establishes the foundation of a family.
Jen & Ragen break it down. So great.
This is such a fantastic episode (love all of the episodes) because it is not strictly for moms or people who want to be moms. Love Ragen's analogy of Galileo. I am an intense fan of both Jen and Ragen and this is the perfect pairing. Fat Liberation should be for EVERYONE. 5 stars and then some.
Such an amazing resource!!
Jenn is amazing and shares so much needed information for us plus size mamas. Almost everything out there on plus size pregnancy and birth is scary, Jenn and plus size birth is different! She gives us real information and real experiences so we know we aren’t alone and our bodies are capable of amazing things. This is exactly what we need to have in the world: wonderful people advocating for representation, access, and legitimate evidence based information instead of bias and fear tactics. Thank you Jenn!! Follow and listen to Jenn everywhere you can the podcast episodes are great, her website is amazing, and her social media is wonderful too! I really can’t say enough how much having Jenn and the resources she provides in my life has helped me to believe in my body’s ability to have a healthy baby and pregnancy and feel like I’m not alone.
Edited to add: As a nurse that works with pregnant parents, Jenn’s work and information she shares has been helpful to me for sharing with my patients and being able to point them to a reliable source for info on their plus size pregnancy 💜
Thank you for being a friend!
Jen shares so much helpful information on being plus sized. There’s so much I have learned from her! She replies to messages as if we’ve been friends for years! I am so happy I found you in instagram! Love your content!