Plus Mommy explores plus size pregnancy, motherhood and body love. From bumps to bellies, we talk about it all!
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 c...
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,...
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...
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.
Mimi Seriki is a passionate midwife embarking on a remarkable cycling journey. Her mission? To shine a spotlight on the heartbreaking issue of Black infant mortality. Mimi's desire to cycle for change led to the creation of her organization, Womb Cycle. Tune into this thought-provoking episode as we celebrate Mimi's relentless determination and discover how Womb Cycle aims to improve health outcomes for Black infants across the Uni...
Maria and Erica’s journey to parenthood began with a focus on conception as a queer couple. However, once Maria became pregnant, she faced the challenges of navigating pregnancy, the healthcare system, and societal expectations as a fat and queer person with an emphasis on being fat. Their story is a remarkable blend of joy, advocacy, resilience, and love that is truly unforgettable.
Plus size romance novels are crucial in shaping a more inclusive and empathetic literary landscape. Dark mafia romance author Meaghan Pierce discusses the need for more plus size heroines and plus size romance novels. In addition, we delve into a conversation about how representation leads to stronger self-advocacy and unpacking of internalized fat-phobia during this engaging episode!
The research conducted by Erin D. Basinger, Ph.D., and Dr. Margaret Quinlan on fat shaming in maternity care serves as validation for individuals who have personally encountered weight bias in healthcare. Listen as we delve into the research and explore how it can transform the treatment plus size individuals receive.
By facing fatphobia and advocating for size-inclusive care, expectant parents can feel empowered, supported, and respected throughout their pregnancy journey. Fat-positive coach, doula, educator, and founder of Big Fat Pregnancy, Christina Hughes, shares strategies for families navigating the maternity care system.
Are you ready for an exciting adventure at the happiest place on earth? Well, hold onto your mouse ears because we are thrilled to present the Ultimate Guide to Being Plus Size at Disney World! Our guest, Jess, has over 30 years of experience going to Disney World, and she's here to share her size-friendly tips for the Magic Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Get ready to learn about the best s...
Are you having a B belly pregnancy? Jashina talks about what you need to know when embracing your bump. You'll learn tips for monitoring, maternity clothes, and more for having a B shaped belly! She also shares her birth story. And as a social worker who supports new parents, Jashina has a special message to pass along.
Kaytee Crawford is an educator, lactation consultant, craniosacral therapist, and birth and postpartum doula. She brings her skills and education to social media to help raise awareness and improve outcomes for birthing people. In addition, she’s incredibly passionate about supporting Black and plus size individuals.
Long before Instagram and hashtags celebrating postpartum bodies, there was the website "The Shape of a Mother." Founder Bonnianne Ratliff joins the show to discuss body image, feminism, and redefining how we talk about postpartum bodies.
For over twenty years, Dawn Thompson has fought to improve birth. She shares her journey, changes and setbacks she has witnessed over the years, and a new vision for birth support. Listen as we discuss what it will take to reduce the high induction and cesarean birth rates and much more!
Alice Keely, Registered Midwife, MSc, Ph.D., is a plus size-friendly UK midwife who believes guidelines are not rules. She helps people expect the best during pregnancy while providing self-advocacy tips. Learn about supporting plus size pregnancy in the UK and get helpful advice for people worldwide.
It's hard to know where to begin when having the desire to focus on wellness rather than weight. Ashantis Jones takes an intersectional approach to wellness by blending her background in education, counseling, mental health, and fitness. This episode will give you a new view of wellness and inspire you to approach it in a different light.
"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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