Fat Positive Framework

 

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 power to make them smaller.

When you have been told over and over that getting pregnant in a fat body is hard, you start to believe it.

When you have been shamed at your doctors too many times to count, you avoid going to see healthcare professionals as much as you can.

When you have spent years of your life torturing yourself with restrictive dieting and gruelling exercise regimens, it impacts your health.

 

If you are in a fat body, you experience very different challenges when you want to get pregnant.

 

You need a very different approach.

Which is why I created the FAT+ve framework.

 

The Fat Positive Framework

I designed the FAT+ve framework to give you the tools to face the challenges of getting pregnant in a fat body.

 

Formulate: Create an action plan that centres your definition of what health looks like. Choose health goals that take you from where you are right now to where you want to be in a way that feels good. No weight loss or dieting required.

 

Advocate: Learn how to advocate for yourself with healthcare professioanls and arm yourself with the tools to advocate for your bodyl. Learn how to create the healthcare team that you deserve and demand better from your doctors.

 

Trust: Relearn how to trust your body in a world where we are told that our bodies are broken. We are so used to using external cues that we have forgotten how to listen to our own internal signs and how to inprete them for our own health.

 

Positive: When you have been told that your body is not capable of getting pregnant, it’s essential to retrain your brain into believing that you are capable and worthy of becoming a parent.

 

Written By Nicola

Nicola is a fat-positive fertility coach and author of “Fat and Fertile”. She helps fat folks navigate getting pregnant in a weight-obsessed world and advocates for change in how fat people are treated whilst accessing help with their fertility. Nicola uses her unique fat positive framework to support people in finding their own version of health without diets, advocate for their bodies, relearn how to trust their body and believe in their ability to get pregnant.

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