Size-Friendly Birth,
a course for birth professionals!

Looking to stand out as a size-friendly birth professional? Secure your spot for this highly sought-after size-inclusivity training. Dive deep, challenge the status quo, and be at the forefront of a new standard in maternity care!

Size-Friendly Birth Professional Online Course
Elizabeth Munoz, CNM

"This course is going to change how clinicians treat pregnant individuals in larger bodies and these changes will be for the better! I would highly recommend this course to any medical student, student nurse, OB resident, L&D nurse, OB nurse, Physician, and Midwife! The more we know and understand as care providers, the more of an impact we can have on the systems in which we work. This is how healthcare changes happen!"

- Elizabeth Munoz, Certified Nurse Midwife 

Jen McLellan

Hello there!


My work as the the founder of Plus Size Birth and host of the popular Plus Mommy Podcast is endorsed by the National Institutes of Health and featured in top media outlets.

With over a decade in the field, as a certified childbirth educator, I've amassed invaluable insights, traveled the country speaking to birth professionals, and earned my reputation as a leading plus size pregnancy resource.

Now, I'm inviting you to learn from my expertise.

Together, let's pave your way to becoming a sought-after size-friendly birth professional.

Speaking Highlights

Media Features

Plus Size Birth Media

Research & Best Practices

Stay at the forefront of size-inclusive maternity care. This course incorporates over 50 studies and follows the latest guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), helping you uphold the highest standards in your practice.

Amy RN

"This course was wonderfully comprehensive. I advocate and teach on equitable care for patients of size and found new information in every topic!"

- Amy, RN & Nurse Practitioner Student

Elevate Your Skills

This course is for you if you're a birth professional, healthcare provider, postpartum support worker, community health advocate, or any other care professional looking to deepen your understanding and implementation of size-friendly maternity care.

Size-Friendly Birth Professionals

Weight Bias

Learn to recognize and address prevalent weight biases in maternity care, understanding the effects of such biases and strategies to reduce their instances.


Gain Prenatal
Care Insights

Unpack specialized care approaches for higher-weight individuals, providing actionable steps to minimize trauma and enhance outcomes.



Dive into the heart of size-inclusive birth advocacy, ensuring individuals of all sizes feel seen and respected.
And so much more!

Doula Carrie

"This class was so well thought out, evidence based and provides a solid foundation for anybody who is looking to become more size inclusive in their care/services, or even just for advocating for their clients! It really makes you take a more in-depth look at yourself, the providers in your area, the systems we work in and more. Highly recommend for those in the birth community!"

- Carrie, Doula & Childbirth Educator

What's in Store for You

Size-Friendly Course Workbook

Six Course Modules

Over six hours of video lessons.

  • Introduction to Size-Inclusivity
  • Understand The Plus Size Pregnancy Experience
  • Unpack Weight Bias in Maternity Care
  • Craft Size-Inclusive Prenatal Care & Guidance
  • Deliver Size-Friendly Birth & Postpartum Support
  • Champion a Size-Friendly Birth Practice
Size-Friendly Course Workbook

Course Workbook

Enhance your learning with our editable 115-page PDF, including more than 15 worksheets and activities tailored for skill development.

  • Weight Bias Self-Check for Birth Professionals
  • Size-Inclusive Facility Assessment
  • Navigating Body Conversations
  • Case Study: Discussing Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines 
  • And more!
Size-Friendly Birth Course Certificate

Certificate & Contact Hours

This course includes a certificate of completion and is approved for six (6) contact hours. It is recognized by the California Board of Registered Nursing for nursing contact hours and by the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) for general contact hours.

satisfaction guaranteed

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We are committed to providing a valuable learning experience and offer a 14-day full refund policy, no questions asked.

Size-Friendly Directory for Birth Professionals

Optional Directory Listing Plan

Have a business you’re looking to promote? We offer an opportunity for an enhanced presence by securing a spot in our Size-Friendly Directory. You’ll also grab a badge that spotlights you as a forward-thinking, size-inclusive birth professional. This advantage not only boosts your exposure but also boldly highlights your commitment size-inclusive maternity support.

Mandy Irby, RN, Founder of The Birth Nurse®

"Truly exceptional. It takes intentional, consistent education in order to truly be inclusive and anti-oppressive in our care. This is a course for all reproductive healthcare professionals - anyone in perinatal spaces. From historical to modern BMI evidence to case studies and scripting, the Size-Friendly Birth Course is robust and foundational. Jen approaches size-friendly birth training in such a compassionate way, which is really important for such a reflective and actionable curriculum."

- Mandy Irby, RN, Founder of The Birth Nurse®

Size-Inclusive Communication

Size-Inclusive Language Framework

Adopt a framework that guides you in addressing size with sensitivity and respect, transforming potentially challenging conversations into moments of empowerment and connection.

You'll also craft a size-inclusive policy statement that clearly communicates your commitment to welcoming and supporting all families within your scope of practice.

Transform Your Practice with Size-Inclusivity Training!

Enroll now and select from three flexible pricing plans crafted for every learner's needs. Plus, for a limited time, enjoy special reduced pricing designed to make this essential training even more accessible.

Single License Plan

This plan grants full course access to one user.

  • 1 Size-Friendly Birth Course License: Full course access for a single user, valid for two years.
  • 115-page PDF Workbook: An editable workbook with activities and worksheets.
  • 6 Contact Hours: Accredited hours for professional development.
  • Certificate of Completion: Official recognition of course completion.



Single License Plan + Directory Listing

Perfect for solo practitioners, this plan grants full course access to one user and a directory listing.

  • 1 Size-Friendly Birth Course License: Full course access for a single user, valid for two years.
  • 115-page PDF Workbook: An editable workbook with activities and worksheets.
  • 6 Contact Hours: Accredited hours for professional development.
  • Certificate of Completion: Official recognition of course completion.
  • Directory Listing: Unlock your digital badge and a spot in the Size-Friendly Directory, showcasing your specialized expertise to a wider audience.


Facility or Group License Plan

Ideal for hospitals, birthing centers, or professional groups, this plan provides course access and bonuses for up to 10 users.

  • 10 Size-Friendly Birth Course Licenses: Each license provides full course access for an individual team member, valid for two years.
  • 10 Editable PDF Workbooks: Every license includes a 115-page editable workbook filled with activities and worksheets for comprehensive learning.
  • 60 Contact Hours: Each license comes with 6 accredited contact hours, contributing to professional development for a total of 60 hours across the team.
  • 10 Certificates of Completion: Official recognition of course completion is awarded to each team member upon finishing the course.
  • Directory Listings: With each license, choose between individual listings in the Size-Friendly Directory for each team member, or opt for one organizational listing to showcase your group's commitment.
  • Exclusive Group Bonus #1: Showcase your commitment to size-inclusive support with a customized size-friendly digital badge with your logo, perfect for your website and social media.
  • Exclusive Group Bonus #2: Enjoy an engaging one-hour Q&A session with Jen McLellan via Zoom for the whole team, complete with a recording for your convenience.


Margaret M. Quinlan

"I recently took the Size Friendly Birth e-course, and I cannot recommend it enough! The course was incredibly informative, well-organized, and delivered in a kind and compassionate manner. Jen McLellan was knowledgeable and approachable, making the learning experience enjoyable and engaging. As a thin ally, this course informed me of some of the obstacles individuals face and provided me with tools to feel confident advocating for those concerned about how body size may impact their care. Thank you to Jen for creating such a wonderful resource!"

- Margaret M. Quinlan, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Shari Stamps

"This course helped me learn new ways to be inclusive of the families I serve in ways I had never thought of. As a CST and CBS I really appreciate how it touched upon bodywork and lactation care because everybody should feel safe and supported in their care."

- Shari Stamps, CST, ICST, CBS, PPD, CEIM, Founder, Navigating Parenthood

Rhesa Swanson, Birth Doula

"Jen's research, passion and compiled learning that birthed this course, helped remove anxiety that I held. I feel strong in my belief I can make a difference, I can do my part to start the change in the space I enter."

- Rhesa Swanson, Birth Doula


Who is this course for?

This course is designed for all birth professionals who wish to become more size-friendly or deepen their knowledge of size inclusivity. It's suitable for doulas, nurses, midwives, OBGYNs, nutritionists, body workers, and anyone who supports families throughout maternity care. Whether you're looking to update your skills, understand new perspectives, or ensure that your practice is welcoming and effective for people of all sizes, this course is for you.

Who is this course not for?

This course may not be suitable for birth professionals who are not ready to approach their practice with an open mind or are unwilling to address and work through biases related to supporting individuals in larger bodies.

Additionally, in our course, we emphasize the use of inclusive language to respect and support people of all bodies and backgrounds. We recognize that individuals in larger bodies often face multiple marginalizations, and our aim is to provide respectful, evidence-based information. If you are uncomfortable with inclusive language that respects and holds space for LGBTQ+ families and various gender identities, this course might challenge your current practice. We encourage only those ready to embrace these aspects fully to enroll.

Are there any prerequisites?

This course is tailored for birth professionals at any stage in their career, from doulas just beginning their journey to seasoned labor and delivery nurses or OBGYNs. No specific prerequisites or prior knowledge is required, making it accessible to all levels of experience within the maternity care field.

Who is the instructor?

Jen McLellan, CBE (she/her) the instructor of this course, is a distinguished advocate and leader in size-inclusive maternity care in the United States. As the founder of Plus Size Birth, Jen has dedicated over a decade to empowering plus size pregnancies by educating families and healthcare professionals, aiming to improve treatment for individuals in larger bodies.

With the Plus Size Birth website amassing over 8 million pageviews and her Plus Mommy Podcast surpassing 300,000 downloads, McLellan's work resonates widely, reaching millions across her social media platforms. 

Jen's role extends beyond that of a platform creator and podcast host; she is an accomplished author, speaker, and certified childbirth educator. McLellan has traveled across the country, sharing her insights and strategies with birth professionals from various sectors. The National Institutes of Health's endorsement of her work emphasizes its impact on maternal healthcare.

As an educator, she enriches the learning experience with practical strategies, compassionate insights, and the latest research. Those participating in the course can anticipate an enlightening, inspiring, and empowering journey, guided by Jen's profound experience and unwavering dedication to championing size inclusivity in maternity care.

Her leadership and extensive contributions have solidified her reputation as a key figure in plus size pregnancy education and support.

What can I expect from the course?

This in-depth course offers more than six and a half hours of video instruction available on the Teachable platform, requiring internet access to fully interact with the educational material. Additionally, there are valuable resources such as a PDF workbook, digital worksheet, and various activities, all designed to enhance your learning experience.

Alongside Jen's teachings, you'll engage with video and audio clips from birth professionals and families who share their personal experiences and insights. To further augment your learning journey, the course provides a variety of supplemental resources, including recommended articles, studies, and podcast episodes.

You can navigate through these materials and complete the course at your own pace, ensuring a flexible and accommodating educational journey. Whether at home or on the go, as long as you have internet access, this course is designed to fit into your schedule, providing a convenient and impactful learning experience.

What contact hours does this course include?

This course offers six (6) contact hours. It is recognized by the California Board of Registered Nursing for nursing contact hours and by the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) for general contact hours. You'll select the option that best fits your educational needs, noting that you can only claim contact hours from one organization.

California Board of Registered Nursing: Amanda Irby is the course provider for this workshop. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17690, for 6 contact hours. The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years after the course ends.

International Childbirth Education Association: Assigned program number CTNC03_0124.

What is the estimated time commitment?

This course features over six and a half hours of video content, equating to six continuing education contact hours. 

It's further enhanced by more than 15 worksheets and activities designed to deepen your understanding, along with a curated selection of recommended articles, podcast episodes, and additional resources for an immersive learning experience.

Your level of involvement and the outcomes you wish to derive from this course are fully customizable, depending on your personal goals and how much you choose to engage with the material provided.

How long do I have access to the course?

Our commitment is to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date training for size-inclusive birth professionals. We understand the importance of ongoing access to these resources for your continued learning and professional development.

We aim to provide ongoing access to the most current and comprehensive training available. While the term "lifetime access" is often used, we want to clarify our commitment: the course will remain available for as long as it is offered, and we guarantee your access for a minimum of two years from the date of your purchase. 

This approach ensures that you can revisit and engage with the content over an extended period, benefiting from any updates or enhancements made to reflect the latest best practices in the field. Our policy is designed to give you peace of mind and ample opportunity to absorb and apply the valuable insights and strategies presented in the course. 

How do I troubleshoot technical issues?

We've chosen Teachable as our platform for this course due to its popularity and intuitive design, aiming to provide you with a seamless learning experience and minimal technical disruptions. However, we understand that issues may arise, and we are here to assist. If you encounter any technical difficulties or require help navigating the course, please don't hesitate to email us at 

Our team is committed to assisting you and aims to respond within 48 hours during business days. Your smooth learning journey is our priority, and we'll work diligently to resolve any issues you may face.

What is the refund policy?

We are committed to providing a valuable learning experience and offer a 14-day full refund policy, no questions asked. This allows you to start the course and decide if it aligns with your needs and expectations, ensuring that it's the right fit for your professional development. 

Can I share course materials with my colleagues?

We sincerely appreciate your interest in sharing the value of this course with your colleagues. We've invested a significant amount of time, effort, and intellectual property into creating these materials to ensure a transformative learning experience. To maintain the integrity and value of the course, we kindly ask that you do not share the course materials. 

However, we understand the importance of collaborative learning, which is why above we offer a group license plan. If you would you like group pricing for a smaller or larger practice, please email for a discounted rate.

Your understanding and respect for the hard work that has gone into this course are immensely appreciated and help ensure that we can continue to provide high-quality education and resources.

Do you offer scholarships for the course?

We are committed to ensuring that quality education in size-inclusive care is accessible to birth professionals dedicated to enhancing their practice. Our commitment is evident in the course's reasonable pricing.

We also understand that the full course fee may be a barrier for some, and therefore, we are dedicated to offering scholarships on a case-by-case basis to support those under financial constraints. If you are interested in joining this course, and need financial assistance, we encourage you to complete our
scholarship application form. Each submitted application will be reviewed, and accepted applicants will receive a coupon code for a discount off the regular course fee as long as funds are available.

I practice outside of the USA, is this course for me? 

Although designed within the specific framework of the United States, this course, created by Jen McLellan, might still hold significant value for international practitioners.

McLellan's expertise in maternity care, centered on the United States, is informed by the guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Despite this, the course includes research from across the globe, touching on the universal challenges and considerations in providing maternity care to individuals of higher weight. These core teachings and strategies could prove universally relevant and enrich your practice, regardless of your location.

Can I be added to the Size-Friendly Directory?

Yes, if you select the Single License + Directory Listing plan, upon successfully completing the course, you have the option to be added to the Size-Friendly Directory for birth professionals.