Fat & Plus Size Birth – Ring of Fire Season 2 Episode 3
“Fat & Plus Size Birth”
Ring of Fire Season 2 Episode 3!
We talk about all things fat birth and navigating medical systems as a plus size person.
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Meet Alex: https://www.alexbarrdoula.com/
Meet Emmy: https://birthwizard.com/
1:50 Alex talks about fat activism
2:30 Existing in a fat body without pursuing weight loss is automatically activism
6:30 Who is considered fat?
7:30 Who’s being treated poorly by providers?
21:51 Is what’s being recommended to plus size birthers actually safe?
28:45 Gestational diabetes and plus size people
31:00 How can doulas support plus size people?
32:20 BMI is messed up
45:39 Checklist to find safe providers for high BMIs
47:48 Checklist for plus size birthers to help navigate providers