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Fat Positive Fertility

Fat Positive Fertility

  Getting pregnant in a fat body should be the same as getting pregnant in any other body but in our culture our fat bodies have been demonised.   From a young age we are conditioned to believe that our bodies are wrong and that we must do everything in our...

Top Five Fertility Habits

Top Five Fertility Habits

I love a big challenge. It’s exciting when you decide to make a huge life change and I used to do it all the time. I gave up sugar for six weeks, I joined the gym at least five times and tried weight watchers, slimming world… blah blah blah. The problem is once the...

Fat Fertility Matters

Fat Fertility Matters

It’s the start of Fertility Week here in the UK. So many fertility taboos are being broken down as more awareness is created around infertility and people feel more able to talk about their fertility struggles. But one taboo still remains. And it affects a...

Have you tried losing weight?

Have you tried losing weight?

In support of @thisisalicerose campaign “Think What Not To Say” #TWNTS, I want to talk about the well meaning phrase: “Have you tried losing weight?”   If you are an overweight woman and you tell someone you are trying to get pregnant, nine times out...

The women who are too ashamed to scream

The women who are too ashamed to scream

This week is the launch of #Scream4IVF. An incredible initiative from Fertility Network UK and IVFbabble (find out more and sign the petition here) to bring awareness, and most importantly change, to access funded IVF treatment. In the UK we are blessed to have the...

How to kick the guilt when you’re TTC

How to kick the guilt when you’re TTC

It is so easy to get on the guilt train when you are trying to get pregnant. There are so many reasons that you can begin to blame yourself for things not happening yet. Maybe you’ve been told your age is an issue Maybe you’re overweight Maybe you’ve been...

Introvert Fertility Problems

Introvert Fertility Problems

If you're an introvert (no idea what I'm talking about? Find out if you're an introvert here - INFJ ) then struggling to get pregnant comes with a whole host of unique problems. I'm an introvert through and through. Don't get me wrong, I love people but I...

A Fat Girl’s Fertility Story

A Fat Girl’s Fertility Story

I spent my whole twenties thinking I wouldn’t be able to have kids. Ever since the doctor sat me down at 16 and explained to me that I would be able to have children. I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and along with that diagnosis...

The Alternative Fertility Diet

The Alternative Fertility Diet

My dieting history is long. So long that you’d better grab a drink and hunker down because we might be here a while (#jokingnotjoking) Food has taken up a lot of my time and energy for most of my life. The first time I became aware that food was a “thing”...

Hello lovely

I’m Nicola. I’m a fat-positive and feminist fertility coach (trained acupuncturist and naturopath too). I advocate for change in how fat women are treated on their fertility journey.
My journey started when I was 16. I suffered from irregular periods and was eventually diagnosed with PCOS and told by my doctor that I wouldn’t be able to have children.
I support fat women (and others struggling with disordered eating) who are struggling to get pregnant to:
•find peace with their body,
•find their own version of health
•and finally escape the yo-yo dieting cycle.