My Plus Size Pregnancy Course

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There’s so much misinformation about having a plus size pregnancy that it’s hard to know what to truly expect.

Can I have a healthy pregnancy?

Am I high risk because of my size?

When will I start to look pregnant and how can I find cute plus size maternity clothes?

Take this My Plus Size Pregnancy Course today to get all the answers!

Your Instructor

Jen McLellan
Jen McLellan

Jen McLellan, founder of Plus Size Birth, is a published author and certified childbirth educator who advocates for plus size women. She promotes positive information to empower healthy decision making during pregnancy. Within her blog, Plus Size Mommy Memoirs, she helps women navigate the world of plus size pregnancy, shares tips for embracing your body, and laughs along with the adventures of motherhood. Her work has been featured in major publications such as Yahoo Shine, Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, and International Doula. Jen is also a skilled patient advocate, professional speaker, wife, and mother to a charismatic 6 year old.

Class Curriculum

  Increased Risks & Prenatal Care
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  Your Body is Amazing!
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  Bonus: Audio
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Join a private Facebook group to get additional support throughout your pregnancy and motherhood journey. You'll be able to connect with Jen McLellan within the group!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Where does the information in this course come from?
Over the past 6 years I’ve been asked the same set of questions over and over again. I felt it was time to pour everything into a guide and online course. It was important to me to not only answer the popular questions but dive into topics that I’ve learned can help women to have a healthy and empowered plus size pregnancy. As a certified childbirth educator, it’s important to me that all of the information included within the course is evidence based. So there are over 20 peer-reviewed studies sited throughout the guide that follows along with this online course. As a blogger, I wanted the course to be informative, easy to follow, and fun. So this is not a text heavy course. It's full of images of plus size pregnant women and videos to keep you engaged!
What makes Jen McLellan an expert on plus size pregnancy?
I’m a certified childbirth educator, author and trained postpartum doula who travels the country speaking to birth professionals about supporting plus size birth. Over the past 6 years I’ve supported thousands of plus size women via my blog, the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs 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 women, regardless of the type of birth they want to have.
Why should I take this course?
If you are pregnant or trying to conceive while 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. It’s very true that there are increased risks that plus size women face, and they are addressed within the 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 course because it’s all of the information I wish I would’ve had when I was plus size and pregnant. Knowing what to truly expect and how to be a good advocate for yourself is worth far more than what I’m charging for this much-needed online course!
Who should take this course?
The intended audience for this course is plus size women who are pregnant. While this is also a wonderful resource for those who are trying to conceive, this course only covers pregnancy and not conception. It's already just over two hours long so future courses will cover conception, labor, birth and postpartum. This course has also been very well-received by birth professionals who want information on how to best support their plus size clients so it is considered a professional resource as well. I do want to note that the next course to launch will be Supporting Plus Size Birth. It's designed for birth professionals and will include contact hours.
What makes plus size pregnancies different?
While women of all sizes are perfectly capable of having healthy pregnancies, there are some differences between a plus size and average size pregnancy. From increased risks plus size women face, to the time it takes to start showing and feel movement, even unique obstacles with body image, being plus size and pregnant is unique. Still, the greatest difference between a plus size and average size pregnancy is care provider bias against people of size as well as the societal stigma. All of this is addressed in this course. Some women connect with great providers right away and have positive experiences. Yet, sadly, many woman are treated poorly by providers throughout their pregnancy. The same can be said for some people being surrounded by supportive loved ones while others unfortunately receive a lot of “well-meaning” negative support. For example, I hear from women all the time whose loved ones tell them that they will develop gestational diabetes. Because of this, plus everything listed above, there are many additional emotional hurdles for plus size women during pregnancy and those are addressed throughout the course.
I'm almost done with my pregnancy, or a second time mom, should I take this course?
Yes! I’d say it’s never too late to get your hands on the information included within this course. There are helpful tips from nutrition to physical activity that will last well beyond pregnancy. As well as the critical information on how to hire a size friendly care provider. When it comes to moms, 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 course.
What if I'm unhappy with the course?
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.

"This course is a MUST-HAVE for any plus-sized soon-to-be mom or postpartum mom! It literally moved me to happy tears knowing that I was not alone in being overweight, pregnant, AND...healthy! There is no other course like this out there. It gave me courage, confidence and resources I couldn't find anywhere else. THANK YOU Jen for giving this to us!"

- Jessica Coons, Mom

“Wisdom passed from woman-to-woman is often undervalued in today's society, Jen does a fabulous job of helping plus size moms navigate pregnancy through her informative, positive and empowering course that is unique to plus size pregnancy and fills a major gap in what's currently available to expecting moms."

- Bryn Huntpalmer, Founder, The Birth Hour

"Jen has written a definitive course for women of size. Period. This course is fills in a huge gap in care for plus-size pregnant women, all shot through with positive messages, evidence-based information, and a realistic look at the challenges these women may face.

What I appreciate the most about this course is its realistic approach to decision making and risk factors, and the specific suggestions for finding size-friendly providers and locations. I think EVERY pregnant woman of size should begin her pregnancy by taking this course. It will set her up for more confidence, more empowerment, and a healthier pregnancy and postpartum. I can't wait to offer it to my clients!"

- Tiffany Miller, CCCE, CAPPA Faculty, Student Midwife, Founder, Joyful Beginnings

"Jen McLellan has created a much-needed resource for expectant parents who are plus size. The My Plus Size Pregnancy Course and corresponding Guide support individuals not only with the logistics of navigating pregnancy but also to incorporate positivity along the way. Jen helps you to see that the cup is, in fact, half full and then she helps you fill it the rest of the way."

- Amanda Edwrds, MSC, Co-Founder, Peachie Moms

This course is something really special. There's SO MUCH information out there on pregnancy, birth, and mothering, and I'm an information fanatic - it's driving me crazy that I won't be able to read and watch and listen to even a tiny fraction of all the great information that's out there. And yet I find I cannot stop listening to the Plus Size Birth Course modules over and over again. They're inspiring, candid, informative, and empowering. I have the modules downloaded on my phone so I can listen any time. Module 12, "Your Body Isn't Broken", is my absolute favorite, and I've taken to playing it on repeat in my ear while I'm just going about my day - it's become like a mantra. My body is amazing! And for the first time, I'm looking forward to experiencing what my body will be like in pregnancy.

- Randi Tolme

“My Plus Size Pregnancy Course offers an amazing opportunity for women of all sizes to advocate for themselves as educated consumers of healthcare! Jen McLellan provides important information along with generous and practical tips for pregnancy including incredible insight toward choosing the right provider and birth location for one of life’s most precious events.

There are also valuable numerous extras included in the course like the providers guide and doula and links to maternity apparel. As a certified nurse-midwife and women’s healthcare provider, I would highly recommend this course to my own clients who want to empower their journey. Thank you, Jen, for providing a wellness perspective for real-size women."

- Shari Long Romero, DNP, CNM, CPC, CPRC

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