Aaron and Glenys invited Nicola Salmon to the podcast to discuss fat positive fertility. In this episode, they discussed:
-Nicola’s experience of having fertility issues and being in a larger body -The lack evidence for weight loss improving fertility -The mixed research on weight-related fertility issues and the development of gestational diabetes in higher weight people -The weight stigma higher weight people face at the doctor’s office -What behaviors actually help to support fertility (hint: there’s no special formula) -The importance of setting boundaries at the doctor’s office to help create a more equal power dynamic
Nicola is a fat-positive fertility coach, feminist and author of “Fat and Fertile”.
She advocates for change in how fat people are treated whilst accessing help with their fertility.
Nicola supports fat people who want to get pregnant using her unique FAT+ve fertility framework to find their own version of health without diets, advocate for their bodies, relearn how to trust their body and believe in their ability to get pregnant in their current body.
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Nicola's Facebook group, Fat and Fertile