Plus Size Birth

Are you having a plus size pregnancy? I’ve got you covered!

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Mia O'Malley

"Downloading the My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide was the first and most important step I took on the path of agency and education in my pregnancy. Reading this e-book changed the whole trajectory of my pregnancy and my son’s birth for the better. In my most vulnerable state, My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide made me feel knowledgeable, powerful, and positive about pregnancy and birth as a plus size woman.”

 –Mia O'Malley, Plus Size Babywearing 

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

You're unsure what to expect during a plus size pregnancy with so much negativity online.

Let's face it--there's a lot of misinformation online about having a plus size pregnancy. Well-meaning loved ones might've even led you to believe you can't have a healthy pregnancy because of your size. 

You wonder if you're automatically having a high-risk pregnancy. And, it's common for conversations with your care provider to revolve around one number (your weight) and not your overall health. 

You also question what your belly will look like as your pregnancy progresses. 

Other people seem to have many resources at their fingertips and can easily find maternity clothes. But for you, it's been frustrating.

You're not alone. 

Even though 60% of people who can become pregnant have a high BMI, there's an evident stigma associated with being plus size and pregnant. 

The truth is that the odds of having a healthy pregnancy are on your side. And, if you develop any complications, it's critical to connect with a size-friendly provider who will treat you with compassionate care - not someone who blames everything on your weight.

What if there was a resource that answered all of your questions about having a plus size pregnancy? 

HELLO, I'M JEN!

And I want to help you feel empowered during your pregnancy.

Jen McLellan

I've been where you might be today – plus size, pregnant, and discouraged by the confusing information about what it's like to have a pregnancy in a larger body.

Over the past decade, I've supported millions of plus size people by providing positive information to empower healthy decision-making during pregnancy.

As a certified childbirth educator, public speaker, and published author, I've poured all of my expertise into this guide to support you along your pregnancy journey. 

Jen McLellan

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labor and delivery nurse

"Reading Jen's work is always like sitting down with a friend. She does an amazing job of balancing the emotional concerns and physical realities of a plus size pregnancy."

 – Amy Murlowski, Labor & Delivery Nurse 

INTRODUCING THE MY PLUS SIZE PREGNANCY GUIDE

Feel supported during your pregnancy, immediately!

The My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide is an incredible guidebook, and the additional handouts are designed to support you throughout your pregnancy.

If you are plus size and trying to conceive or are pregnant, this is a resource that I promise you will not want to miss.

doula

This guide is such an AMAZING resource and is unlike anything else that is out there! This guide will help women to have more empowered, positive pregnancy experiences by covering all the topics they need to know about.”

 Jasmine Schrader, Doula 

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YOUR BODY & BODY IMAGE

When you're plus size, pregnancy looks different. In this plus size pregnancy guide, you'll understand what to expect and how to embrace your changing body.

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KEYS FOR A HEALTHY PREGNANCY

Learn not only about your increased risks during a plus size pregnancy but how to reduce those risks! 


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PRENATAL CARE EXPECTATIONS

Gain an understanding of what to expect during prenatal visits and how to connect with a size-friendly healthcare provider.  


plus size mom

"I've learned things that I never gave much thought to in my first pregnancy, but that has made this second pregnancy much easier, and empowered me to have the pregnancy and birth that I want. It's given me the tools I need to make this my own experience and not fall into the “obese pregnancy” trap that some providers set."

 – Megan Nelson, Mom 

HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED...

Get all the tools you need to feel informed during pregnancy.

My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide

MY PLUS SIZE PREGNANCY GUIDE

The My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide is a 160-page PDF that you can read on your computer, phone, or tablet.

Topics include:

  • All About Your Bump & Body
  • Increased Risks
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • Size-Friendly Care Providers
  • And so much more!

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DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEETS + E-MAIL TEMPLATES

These editable worksheets allow you to delve into all you're learning from the guide. The e-mail templates make reaching out to doulas and maternity photographers a breeze.


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BONUS: ACCESS TO A PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

Join an exclusive support community for those who have purchased the My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide. I'll be there to answer your questions and share additional resources.


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OPTIONAL: MY PLUS SIZE PREGNANCY AUDIOBOOK

Take the guide on the go by purchasing the My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide Audiobook, narrated by author Jen McLellan.


30-Day GUARANTEE

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days, and I will give you a full refund. No questions asked!

doula

"As a plus size doula, plus size midwifery student, and plus size woman, this guide is everything. I recommend this guide to every woman who identifies as plus size. This guide is so relatable, and the audiobook is so personable. I love that Jen talks about every topic, including sex, where to shop, how your body changes, and the things that are hard to talk about. I can't say enough wonderful things about this book." 

 Katrina Erker, Doula

Ready to learn what to expect when having a plus size pregnancy? 

Stop Googling, and start feeling empowered, now! Download this powerful resource and start reading it at any point in your pregnancy or while you're trying to conceive.

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My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide

Here's what's included:

  • My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide 160 page PDF
  • Downloadable worksheets and e-mail templates
  • BONUS: Access to a private Facebook group

$29

plus size pregnancy guide and audiobook

My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide + Audiobook

Here's what's included:

  • My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide 160 page PDF
  • Downloadable worksheets and e-mail templates
  • BONUS: Access to a private Facebook group
  • My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide Audiobook narrated by author Jen McLellan.

$39

birth monopoly

"I had several “ah-ha!” moments reading this book–I realized there was so much I didn't know I didn't know about plus-size pregnancy! I am so grateful to Jen for giving me and other advocates invaluable insight into the unique needs and experiences of plus-size women." 

 Cristen Pascucci, Birth Monopoly

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS....

Is the My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide Right For Me?

HOW LONG IS THE MY PLUS SIZE PREGNANCY GUIDE?

The My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide is a 160 page PDF that you can read on your computer, phone, or tablet. It’s a length long enough to cover everything you’d need to know about having a plus size pregnancy but not so long that you can’t read it in a very reasonable amount of time.

Again, please keep in mind that all materials are delivered digitally in PDF format (if you purchase the audiobook, you will also receive audio files.)


WHERE DOES THE INFORMATION IN YOUR GUIDE COME FROM?

For over ten years, I’ve been asked the same set of questions over and over again. I felt it was time to provide the answers to these questions (and so much more!) in one easily accessible resource and thus, the guide was born. It was important to me to not only answer the popular questions, but dive into topics that I’ve learned can help people to have a healthy and empowered plus size pregnancy.

As a childbirth educator, it’s important that all of the information included within these materials is evidence-based. There are over 20 peer-reviewed studies sited throughout the guide.


WHAT MAKES JEN MCLELLAN AN EXPERT ON PLUS SIZE PREGNANCY?

I’m a childbirth educator, author, and trained postpartum doula who travels the country speaking to birth professionals about supporting plus size birth. My work is endorsed by the National Institutes of Health. Over the past decade, I’ve supported thousands of plus size people via my blog, the Plus Mommy Facebook page, and my private Facebook forum. With that said, I’m first and foremost a mother. I’ve personally experienced a very healthy plus size pregnancy and transformative natural childbirth.

Those experiences changed my life and made me an advocate for other plus size people, regardless of the type of birth they want to have.


HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER THIS GUIDE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

If you are trying to conceive or are pregnant and plus size, then I’m willing to bet you’ve spent time on the internet. You’ve probably read that you will develop complications, and this may have impacted your belief in your body’s ability to grow a baby. There are indeed increased risks that plus size people face, and they are addressed within the guide and course, but I also talk about how you can reduce your risks as well as help you to see your body as truly amazing!

I dive into not only the fun topics like plus size maternity clothes but the things people don’t often address — like what if you can’t reach to wipe yourself anymore or you have no desire for your partner right now. I also spend a lot of time on body image. Since having a plus size pregnancy is different, and you might find yourself struggling in this area, I believe you need this guide because it’s all of the information I wish I would’ve had when I was pregnant. Knowing what to truly expect and how to be a good advocate for yourself is worth far more than the cost of this much-needed resource!


I'M 6+ MONTHS PREGNANT/THIS ISN'T MY FIRST; SHOULD I BUY THIS GUIDE?

Yes! I’d say it’s never too late to get your hands on the information included in this guide. There are helpful tips from nutrition to physical activity that will last well beyond pregnancy. In addition, you'll find critical information on how to hire a size-friendly care provider. It’s important to note that every pregnancy and every birth is different! While you sure are an expert in your own right, I believe you’ll truly benefit from this guide.


WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?

I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days, and I will give you a full refund.



hopeful mom to be

“My wife and I have been trying to conceive for about three years now. In all my googling, I became absolutely and utterly convinced that the only reason I wasn’t getting pregnant was because of my weight. And then I found Jen’s podcast, which led me to her book, and now her audiobook. I tell you it was like the clouds parted and angels sang. Her research was evidence-based that I could have a healthy and safe pregnancy, that I was worthy of care, and that I was absolutely not alone.”

 Heather Blue, Hopeful Mom-To-Be