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The research behind fertility and BMI

The research behind fertility and BMI

Note on language: I use the word fat as a neutral descriptor to describe my body and use it frequently in my work. The terms “obese” and “overweight” are stigmatising in nature and I only use them when directly quoting research. Does my weight affect my fertility? If...
IVF abroad in a bigger body

IVF abroad in a bigger body

I was super excited to catch up with Emma from Your IVF abroad to chat about accessing fertility treatment abroad for Fat Folks. What was your experience of having IVF abroad? My husband, Adam and I had been trying for about a year and nothing was happening. We went...
Why do Fat Folks take longer to get pregnant?

Why do Fat Folks take longer to get pregnant?

If you want to get pregnant as a fat person, I’m sure you’ve heard all the negative ideas about trying to conceive.   One of these ideas is that it takes fat folks longer than people in smaller bodies. Is this true? And if it is, isn’t it just...
Fat Positive Fertility Clinics

Fat Positive Fertility Clinics

Finding a fertility clinic that will support you in your current body is a huge step forward to becoming a parent when you’ve exhausted other options. Sadly, these clinics can be hard to find so I’m doing what I can to make it easier for you to access the...
Pregnancy loss when you are fat

Pregnancy loss when you are fat

The sad truth is that an estimated 1 in 4 people will experience pregnancy loss in their lifetime and whatever the reason that it happens, it’s not your fault. Although pregnancy loss is becoming more talked about, the same isn’t true for people who experience loss...