Navigate Fat-Positive Pregnancy: Embrace Changes & Celebrate Growth

Navigate Fat-Positive Pregnancy: Embrace Changes & Celebrate Growth

Pregnancy is a time of immense change and growth, both for the growing baby and the expectant parent. For those who identify as fat or plus-size, the experience can come with unique challenges and emotions. In this blog post, we will explore the journey of fat-positive pregnancy, celebrating the beauty of body changes and offering guidance on embracing this transformative phase with confidence and joy.

The Historical Context of Fatphobia: Trace Roots of Weight Discrimination

The Historical Context of Fatphobia: Trace Roots of Weight Discrimination

Fatphobia, or the discrimination and prejudice against individuals based on their body size, is a pervasive issue in our society. To fully understand and combat this problem, it’s essential to explore the historical context in which fatphobia has its roots. This blog post will delve into the historical evolution of weight discrimination and the societal factors that contributed to its prevalence.

Inclusive Pregnancy Care: Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals @ the OB-GYN

Inclusive Pregnancy Care: Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals @ the OB-GYN

Pregnancy is a life-altering journey, filled with joy and excitement, but it can also be a time of unique challenges, particularly for LGBTQ+ individuals. In the obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) setting, it is crucial to provide inclusive and compassionate care that respects the diverse needs of all pregnant people. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of inclusive pregnancy care for LGBTQ+ individuals, discuss some of the unique challenges they may face, and provide guidance on how we feel healthcare professionals and institutions can offer more comprehensive support.

Labor Comfort Measures: Techniques for Expectant Parents

Labor Comfort Measures: Techniques for Expectant Parents

Bringing a new life into the world is a profound and transformative experience. But it also comes with its fair share of challenges and discomforts – especially during labor. While every labor experience is unique, there are several tried-and-true comfort measures that expectant parents can employ to make the process more manageable. In this blog post, we will explore these techniques in depth, offering valuable insights and practical advice to help ease the journey through labor and childbirth.

I’m Not Fat, Can I Still Hire a Size Inclusive Doula?

I’m Not Fat, Can I Still Hire a Size Inclusive Doula?

Hey there, lovely viewers! Welcome to my very first vlog. This topic felt too important to me to not share with you face-to-face! Today, we’re going to answer the question we get from folks – “I’m not fat, can I still work with you?” The answer is a resounding yes! And it’s a yes with a lot of other pieces too, so let’s dive into today’s topic, why folks of all sizes can and should work with a size-inclusive doula. Let’s talk about the birth support we offer here at Big Fat Pregnancy. So, grab a comfy seat, maybe a cup of tea, and let’s get started!