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Today we’re going deep on the topic of being fat and getting pregnant and I’ve brought on fat positive expert, Nicola Salmon of Fat Positive Fertility and the author of Fat and Fertile to dive into this issue with us.
CAN YOU GET PREGNANT IF YOU’RE FAT?
You may have been told previously that you need to lose weight in order to fall pregnant, and the truth of the matter is that I’ve never truly given it that much thought (even though, as all women are, I’m a little headfucked about weight and dieting!). Nicola and I are friends and we committed to talking about all of the questions or thoughts that people have have with weight and fertility (and infertility and trying to conceive) and you can hear the wheels spinning in my head as I was asking questions and answering them in my head whilst we talked about whether or not you can get pregnant if you’re fat.
Nicola talked to us about IVF weight restrictions (and what we should do instead), why dieting and focusing just on losing weight is not a sustainable or healthy solution, and why healthcare professionals and society need to check how and what we’re measuring as markers of health and fertility.
This is a must-listen episode and I hope you get as much out of it as I did. There were so many Ah-ha moments, and hopefully reassurance for bigger bodied women.
You can find Nicola Salmon on Instagram at @fatpositivefertility or on her website at nicolasalmon.co.uk.
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