Plus Mommy Podcast

Plus Mommy Podcast

Plus Mommy explores plus size pregnancy, motherhood and body love. From bumps to bellies, we talk about it all!

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May 17, 2021 52 min

In 2012, Martinus Evans was fat-shamed by a care provider who told him he would die if he ran a marathon. This unlocked something within Martinus, and he set out to prove that doctor wrong. Listen as he shares his journey to starting 300 Pounds And Running. Martinus gives helpful tips for getting started with a fitness routine, explains the difference between values and goals, and so much more!

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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!

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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.

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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!  

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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 Mi...

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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 ...

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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.

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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!

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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!  

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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January 4, 2021 25 min

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 

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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!

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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!

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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!  

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