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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June 27, 2022 60 min
Within a year, Mary Lambert went from bartending to singing on stage at the Grammy’s next to Madonna. Mary is a triple-platinum artist, queer singer-songwriter, poet, and activist for mental health, fat liberation, and the LGBTQ+ community. And this is her story!
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Illustrator Claudia Ramos draws the Latinx characters she longed to see as a little girl growing up in Los Angeles, California. Her cute designs with Hola Mijas Bonitas bring inclusivity and diversity to people who don't often see themselves represented in stationary. Claudia is a go-getter entrepreneur whose passion is contagious, and you'll feel inspired by her story!
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Heather shares what it was like pushing against routine induction for advanced maternal age during her plus size pregnancy and birth story.
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Giving birth at 35 weeks wasn’t Katie’s plan, but birth often unfolds in unexpected ways. Listen as she shares her birth story and what it was like having a baby in the NICU.
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Elizabeth tells her story of giving birth as a plus size woman in Scotland during the pandemic. She also shares what it was like to receive prenatal care at a medical facility specifically designed to support people with a high BMI.
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Paulina, an experienced OB-GYN ultrasound technologist, supports patients of all sizes. She answers questions and shares insights to help plus size patients feel informed and empowered when receiving pregnancy ultrasounds.
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Lynneah openly shares the complex parts of pregnancy and motherhood during her twins plus size pregnancy and birth story. She openly talks about her struggles during her pregnancy with fraternal twins and experiencing postpartum depression. Her transparency will leave many feeling less alone during vulnerable times in their lives.
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A recent health alert on Good Morning America by ABC's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton spread misleading information about the increased risk of stillbirth for plus size people. ⁠News reports like these leave people feeling scared and further perpetuate a false narrative that plus size people don't have healthy outcomes during pregnancy.⁠ We need to hold the media accountable and stop the fearmongering.
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Dr. Christine Sterling, a board-certified OBGYN, joins the Plus Mommy Podcast to discuss how the healthcare system fails patients and providers. She shares tips on how to advocate for yourself and addresses fat-phobia in the medical community.

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Tired of seeing thin influencers contorting their bodies in ways to appear larger for "body-positive" posts, Raffela Mancuso took to Instagram to share her frustration. She never imagined her post would go viral, but that's what happened! Raffela joins the podcast to share what it was like when her message, shared by many plus size people, exploded. She talks about the good that came from it, the harassment she received...

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Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Psychological & Cognitive Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is one of the first researchers to study weight stigma during pregnancy. She joins the Plus Mommy Podcast to discuss her research and how the findings can positively impact maternity care for people of all sizes.
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Adiba Nelson, author, mother, and disability rights advocate shares her lived experiences to help others feel less alone. She's the subject of the moving Emmy-winning documentary, The Full Nelson, and her debut memoir, "Ain't That A Mother," drops in May 2022. You'll go from laughter to tears during this unforgettable episode of the Plus Mommy Podcast.

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DeAnna shares her experience as a pregnant pole dancing instructor and how dancing helped her body image during pregnancy and postpartum.
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Actor Jen Ponton, best known as Rubi in AMC's Dietland, is as passionate as the characters she plays! Listen as she dishes about how she almost got the role as Kate from This Is Us and why Dietland didn't get picked up for a second season. Jen holds nothing back, speaking openly about sexism, racism, and fatphobia in Hollywood and beyond.

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Weight bias in health care does so much harm. If you're afraid to go to the doctor, I understand entirely. ⁠⁠I was too, but I'm thankful I faced my fears because it turns out I had skin cancer. During this episode, I share not only my experience but also my raw emotions and fears. As a plus size woman, it was a lot to process needing surgery on my face. But I'm so much more than a pretty face! I hope my story encourages...

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The idea of walking or running 5K every day might sound like an impossibility. And three years ago, Sandra Mikulic would've agreed with you. Yet, today, she laces up her shoes daily without giving it a second thought! Listen as Sandra shares how this daily task helped shed trauma from her past and transform her relationship with exercise.

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Size-friendly lactation consultant Ana Hill, IBCLC, shares her insights on supporting plus size parents preparing to breastfeed/chestfeed. She believes in the importance of meeting people where they are at and validating their choices. Listen in as she shares tips for families and birth professionals.

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During Kelsey’s story, you’ll learn about the importance of self-advocacy when becoming a solo mother by choice. Kelsey also shares what someone who is fat (how Kelsey self-identifies) and seeking fertility support might face. Her journey to becoming a solo parent was a fight, but in the end, she found care providers who supported her choice. This is her story! 

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Today, with access to safe and legal abortion going away for many in states like Texas, I can no longer remain silent. I'm ready to tell my story. Not only my abortion story but what it was like to become a mother years after having an abortion. 

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Dana Monique, a semifinalist on season 20 of The Voice, quickly became a fan favorite with her powerful voice and commanding stage presence. She tells her story of going from a struggling single mother passionate about performing to a showstopper on The Voice. Her positive outlook on life is inspiring, and this is an episode you won't soon forget!

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