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Jen McLellan, CBE

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2016
  • Country: USA

Jen McLellan is a publish 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 5 year old.

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Changing the Conversation about Perinatal Support for Women of Size
Most conversations about obesity and pregnancy focus only on the increased risks and for care providers to have frank conversations with their patients about their weight. The reality of “health” and how plus size women are best supported, however, is much more nuanced. With 60% of women in their childbearing years being classified as overweight or obese, it’s time we start changing the conversation about perinatal support for women of size. While birth professionals support women of all sizes, there are differences between supporting an average and plus size woman that aren’t often addressed. Within this presentation you’ll learn about these unique obstacles, including a nearly 50% c-section rate. You’ll walk away with the knowledge and tools you need to empower and support women of size during the perinatal period.
Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks