Fat Positive Fertility Clinics.

A guide of fat-positive fertility clinics across the globe supporting fat folks with their fertility journey.

A note from Nicola

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 support that you deserve to becoming a parent with this global fat positive fertility clinic guide.

While I cannot guarantee your experience with these clinics, I’m hopeful that it will be a useful starting point.

Have you had a great experience in a fat-positive fertility clinic?

Send me an email at [email protected] and I’ll add your clinic to the list.

Headshot of Nicola Salmon, fat-positive fertility coach. She is wearing a yellow jumper and a colourful necklace. She has shoulder length hair and is smiling at the camera.

How to use this guide + caveats.

  • To find a clinic in your area, use the table of contents below to jump directly to your country.
  • Ideally this would be filled with wonderful fat-positive clinics but that is not the world we live in so I’m including all the clinics people recommend to me with all the information I can about them. Some of them will encourage weight loss but may still provide the much needed services that you can’t access elsewhere.
  • It’s also important to highlight that fat bodies come in different sizes and small fats will have an easier time than superfats. Where the person has included information about their size, I’ve included it for reference. It’s still worth emailing the clinic to ask for information on their BMI cut-offs, patient of size policies and what experience they have supporting people with a higher BMI.
  • I will be adding to this post regularly so please do come back to check again if you find nothing in your area.



Compass Fertility, Canberra

“Compass Fertility had no problem with my weight (114kg, BMI 41). They use different hospitals for the egg retrieval depending on your BMI.

After being denied IVF at two other clinics in Canberra we met with Nicole Sides at Compass Fertility and the experience was amazing. She immediately put us at ease. She was so easy to talk to and it genuinely felt like she respected me and my right to make decisions about my own body. She was happy to take me as I am and for the first time I wasn’t made to feel irresponsible and silly for wanting to pursue IVF at my current weight. She made a plan for us to start IVF right away. Their website mentions the Health at Every Size approach.”



Dr Peng Ng at City Fertility Clinic, Brisbane

“Dr Peng Ng at city fertility clinic Brisbane Australia was great to me. He never once mentioned my weight. He only discussed it when I brought it up.”


South Australia

Repromed, Adelaide

“It was the first time I was a patient first and a “morbidly obese woman” second. My weight was just one factor we spoke about respectfully.”



Dr Jatkar at Newlife IVF, Melbourne

“My specialist Dr Sameer Jatkar was fantastic and never made an issue of my size. He was extremely knowledgeable, honest and warm. He co-owns Newlife Ivf in Melbourne, Australia and we had a great experience there. I’m currently 30 weeks pregnant with my 2nd pregnancy over 40 so I definitely have a huge amount of faith in him!”


British Columbia

Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver

“I found a fertility clinic in Vancouver, BC, Canada that is size inclusive, called Olive Fertility. They will see all patients regardless of size! The College of Physicians of B.C. limits IVF treatments to those with a BMI under 40, but they will perform IUI and other treatments regardless of size!!!”



CReATe, Toronto

“I worked with CREATE in Toronto and didn’t have any problems re: weight/BMI. My BMI is 48. I was there as a surrogate and was pregnant first try. They weren’t super caring/cuddly but they did the job.”



Dr Alice Benjamin, Montréal

” If anyone is looking for size inclusive provider in Montréal, I can’t speak highly enough of Dr. Alice Benjamin. She has not brought up my weight once. When she was listing my pre-existing conditions I said “my BMI” and SHE said “that’s irrelevant” ?”



Diers Klinik

“Why not trying Diers Clinic in Denmark? They seem to be very willing to also help the overweight – without any judgement.”



IVF Serum, Athens

“I cant recommend enough.”

“Unfortunatley following being seen by the IVF serum team in Athen, Greece, they will not perform any IVF or egg extraction on women with a BMI over 40.”


Ark, Athens

‘We went to Ark in Athens, and from our first zoom consultation to waving goodbye after treatment the whole team were so caring, kind and attentive. My BMI is around 45 and my weight was never an issue – Dr George only ever mentioned BMI when I questioned if I was ok to have treatment. I cannot recommend them enough.’


Baja California

Dr. GarzaMexico Fertility Clinic

“Many women travel from across the country to see Dr. Garza. There’s even a Facebook page just for all those who have traveled to see him. He’s right across the border and the cost is only about 2,000 per IVF treatment! No BMI restrictions! He speaks English!”



Amsterdam UMC

“In The Netherlands, the clinic at Amsterdam UMC is the only one that doesn’t have a cut off point at a certain BMI, they say they look at the person’s general health instead and they will still ask you to loose weight first.”

Republic of Ireland

Thérapie Fertility – Multiple Locations across Ireland

I have spoken with this clinic personally and they informed me that they have no BMI limit and will support all folks without shame or judgement.



Jessica Bourke – Natural Fertility Specialist, Co. Dublin

“I went to her clinic and she was so professional, informative and kind hearted and did not once say lose weight, she explained changes I needed to make to improve my own overall well-being and after 4 years of trying I got pregnant.. without losing weight.”


Dr Lyuda Shkrobot – UNQ Life, Co. Dublin

“Dr Lyuda in Dundrum is very fat positive and has no weight restrictions”



Dr. Magarita de Legorburu Bella

Recommendation from fat-positive acupuncturist Anga Gonzalez.



iGin, Bilbao

“I went to iGin in Bilbao (Spain). They are very kind and they didn’t discard me form my BMI. They also reassured me about the possibility of a healthy pregnancy, while other clinics had ordered me to close weight to have an “adequate BMI”.”



Medical Park, Antalya

“I used Medical Park Antalya. I cannot recommend them highly enough! Everything has been so easy and straight forward.”

United Kingdom


BCRM, Bristol

“We visited Bcrm in Bristol for their open information evening where there is a talk and then a 20 min consultation with one of their doctors. I felt we were listened to and given a much more positive feeling. They said obviously if I could loose a little weight great but don’t do any silly/ fad diets just try and eat well and gentle exercise nothing too intense as these would actually have the opposite effect. My weight was barely discussed the first time or this time where I am having embryo transfer: it also was not an issue during my pregnancy at all. I had BMI of 32.”


Mr Gazvani –  Hewitt Fertility Centre, Liverpool

Please note: as of April 2022, they now have a BMI limit of 40.

“Hewitt fertility centre at the Liverpool womens hospital don’t have an upper bmi limit, but if a patient is above a certain size they charge extra for egg collection as it is performed in theatre. My bmi is 38 and they are seeing me for fertility treatments.”

We saw Dr Gazvani, who immediately mentioned my weight and the need to reduce my bmi to become pregnant.

I’m not sure whether his approach has changed, or if other people haven’t had the same experience, maybe I was unlucky. But it was really negative for me.

His comments included;

‘it shouldn’t be difficult for you to lose weight’
‘you’ve done it before so you can do it again’
‘At your age your bmi really should not be 34’

Thankfully the care from the nurses was far more sensitive; and they were lovely.

But I feel I need to feed this back as I would hate for other people to have the same experience.


Concept Fertility, East Putney, London

Update – BMI limit for treatment currently is below 40.

“Concept fertility in East Putney London were fab and had no issue with my weight BMI 40+. I had to have a quick consultation with the anesthetist (can’t spell it haha) who asked me questions about breathing, snoring, sleeping etc but I have no issues so was cleared. I liked this as it felt like they wanted to check I was fit enough without complications, instead of just going for it”

“I just had an anesthetist review at concept fertility, everything has been lovely so far but the anesthetist basically told me I’m good to qualify for taking anaesthesia but I should focus on losing weight for a better obstetric outcome. I was so anxious about today’s apt that didn’t sleep great so didn’t have the energy in me to set him straight.”


Create, Manchester

Create now appear to have placed a restrictive BMI limit of 32 on their intake.

“Create have been so supportive. So for egg collection BMI was barely mentioned (mine is about 40), the only caveat to that was them doing a check on airways etc and that we had to pay a little more for a secondanaesthetist to be present in theatre, just in case. After 2 unsuccessful egg collections, we’ve not been in the position of embryo transfer yet, but they have said I would need to be at 35 BMI ideally for then.”


Newlife Fertility Clinic, Surrey

As of April 2021 – they have set a BMI limit of 40 for IVF with potential limitations aound egg retreival.



The Fertility Partnership, Glasgow

Accepts patients with a BMI up to 40



CRGW, South Wales

“CGRW in South Wales have been very positive and would recommend after the first clinic I tried wasn’t very helpful.”

United States of America


Art Fertility

“ART Fertility in Birmingham, Alabama, USA gave me incredible care without my weight being an issue. They were caring, diligent, and respectful throughout my care. Currently blissfully watching my 4-month old boy play thanks to them.”

“BMI under 40 for IVF”



Fertility Treatment Centre


Dr Gelety – Arizona Centre for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

“Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility in Tucson Arizona. Dr Gelety never asked me or told me to lose weight. I don’t know about IVF because I was successful on letrozole. But they never made me feel bad about myself.”


New Direction Fertility Centre

“I used New Directions in Gilbert, AZ for fertility issues. The doctor himself said that weight only plays a minute (if any) role in getting pregnant and he treats women of all sizes just the same. I never once felt judged or “less” by them.

Although the first round of fertility treatments did not work I said “do you think it is my weight” and he again said “no, I really don’t. Women have normal and healthy pregnancies at all sizes all the time.”



Reproductive Partner Management group of Beverly Hills

“There were patients of all sizes and my weight was never mentioned other than me asking about weight gain as a side effect of the procedure. I was freezing eggs though and not trying to get pregnant.”

“Yes, best doctor I have EVER had, Dr Andy Huang at Reproductive Partners Medical Group in Beverly Hills & Redondo Beach (hilariously, you can see him on YouTube as he was the fertility doc for all the Kardashians!). I wasn’t weighed once. Did two egg retrievals when around 260-280 and implanted with an embryo a year later with a weight of about 312. Lost 7 lbs first trimester and haven’t gained any more but still have wonderful care providers who have not made an issue of my size at all. It’s been wonderful. I’m about 7 weeks away now from baby girl’s arrival!”

“I ended up using Reproductive Partners of Beverly Hills (USA, California) per your list. Our doctor was Carrie Wambach and she was incredible. I explained to her my experience of fat shaming at another clinic for our egg retrievals and she was very sensitive and compassionate about the situation. I felt listened to and respected. I was only ever weighed once, right before our embryo transfer, and never asked to lose weight. For anyone in the Los Angeles area I cannot recommend Dr. Wambach enough.”


Dr Mor – California Center for Reproductive Health, Valencia

“I recently used Dr mor and he is absolutely clueless to pcos and on our first meeting he asked me to lose weight and used the words “I don’t care how just as long as 5 to ten percent” he did however treat me regardless of my size and never mentioned weight again. I will say that in all my years of being treated by any kind of ob or doctor of any kind he has had the worst bedside manner.”


University fertility clinic in Torrance


Dr Ghadir – Southern California Reproductive center, Beverly Hills


Dr Rosen – UCSF Center for Reproductive Health

“I had a wonderful experience with my fertility doc (Dr. Mitch Rosen) and team at UCSF Center for Reproductive Health in San Francisco. I went in armed and ready with my shield up to defend myself and never had to – not once from a single staff member down to the lab techs. Dr. Rosen has a fantastically nerdy and innocent way of looking at each patient’s/their partner’s biology and history and breaking it down to its simplest form – an equation that needs to be solved. He deciphers everything into variables and if a cycle is unsuccessful, he adjusts the formula and tries again. He is an extremely gifted mathematician in this regard – after YEARS of trying, I got pregnant with my daughter on my very first round of IVF with a fresh transfer of our strongest embryo. I started my cycle on August 21st (cycle day 2) and was PUPO on September 8th, and confirmed by September 21st. She is now 2 years old and brilliantly fire-headed/hearted, and stubborn as a mule. She’s the light of my life and she never would have existed if it weren’t for UCSF-CRH.”


Southern California Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Dr Anderson isn’t warm and fuzzy but he’s not unkind either. Love them”


USC Fertility

“USC fertility in LA was great for me. Dr Kristin Bendikson was my provider.”

“UCSF has a BMI limit of 45”


Santa Barbara Fertility Clinic

Dr Renee Allen at Santa Barbara fertility clinic in California.

I completed 3 IUIs with Dr Allen and now am in my first IVF cycle and the only time weight was ever mentioned was during the physical right before starting stims. He is amazing and since it is a small practice is at every appointment. He is accessible (even on weekends) and always willing to answer my questions.

All the nurses are amazing and so kind. It is also nice that he has nurses of all different sizes so you don’t feel like you are the only one. He is also very open and welcoming to same sex couples.”


San Diego Fertility Center

“SDFC has a BMI limit of 45. The only time my weight was mentioned was in my very first initial consultation. My doctor asked, “is this a typical weight for you?” and “does your body feel good at this size” and that was IT. I was fully prepared (and petrified) to have to advocate for myself, and I did not have to. Im so grateful for my doctor and my clinic.”

“I had an absolutely miserable time at San Diego Fertility Center.

I had an appointment with Dr. Park, the front desk was brusk but I persisted anyways. When I got on the phone with Dr. Park she brought up my weight so many times. She specifically quoted my BMI (45) to me, multiple times. She said that the weight is probably the MAIN reason I’m not getting pregnant. Even after she heard my history of having two successful pregnancies at this current weight and a history of PCOS. She said she would “treat me anyways” but I should immediately go on a low carb diet to lose weight.

She also wanted to push a lot of tests which I found unnecessary, based on my experience when I had my first child. We used lectrzol and IUI with her and when I requested to try the same thing, she insisted on so many added tests and AGAIN brought up my BMI.

I just wanted to let you know that I did not find this doctor (Park) to be fat friendly at all and I left the meeting discouraged and crying.”



Reproductive Medical Associates of Connecticut

“Never ONCE mentioned my weight in all the time I was going through treatments.”

Reported BMI limit of 45



Dr Armando Hernadez – Conceptions Florida


Fertility Centre of Orlando

“Fertility Center of Orlando in Florida has been great to me. The doctor only mentioned one time that we may have more success if I lost weight but has never weighed me or refused treatment. My weight has never been an issue.”

Informed from patient that they have a BMI limit of 40 for IVF.



Dr Shaprio – Reproductive Biology Associates

“I had a great experience with Dr. Shapiro at RBA in Atlanta”

“BMI limit of 38”


James Toner – Emory Reproductive Center in Atlanta


Pathways Fertility

“I live in Atlanta, GA and have seen the doctor at Pathways Fertility. The doctor himself did not have an issue with my BMI (45 at the time of first visit). Unfortunately, the surgical facility that does the procedures under anesthesia has a BMI max of 40. That is the same surgical center that is used by Reproductive Biology Associates. The doctor at Pathways did offer phentermine (prescription appetite suppressant) to assist with quick weight loss and has been very encouraging along the way so far. Additionally, I was surprised that the doctor did not push multi-cycle packages or anything that would add additional cost. They specialize in a minimal stimulation approach which reduces pre-procedure meds.



Dr. Emily Jungheim – Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, Chicago

BMI limit of 45

Dr Seth Levrant – Partner’s Reproductive Health, Tinley Park

“My clinic definitely mentioned that losing weight would help my chances and did tell me they can’t do anesthesia for procedures at a certain BMI due to the high risk for the woman but other than that, I got treated and it was not a daily discussion. They also don’t seem to turn people away and give people a chance whereas I know some clinics won’t see you as a patient because of your weight.”


North Shore Fertility

“I was treated with dignity and respect at northshore fertility in Skokie, Illinois.”


Dr Rodgers – Fertility Centers of Illinois

“I went to Fertility Centers of Illinois and had a wonderful experience with Dr. Rodgers. Never once was my weight a factor. I asked flat out if I’d have to lose weight and she said eh, it can be easier on your body if you lose before pregnancy, but as long as your numbers were good for hormones and such, we would go for it! Currently 28w w my first IVF transfer! I was 5’4″ and 286 when I started.”


Dr Gabriela Delgado, MD

Awesome general doctor in Evergreen Park, Illinois



Dr Seth Levrant – Partner’s Reproductive Health, Munster

“My clinic definitely mentioned that losing weight would help my chances and did tell me they can’t do anesthesia for procedures at a certain BMI due to the high risk for the woman but other than that, I got treated and it was not a daily discussion. They also don’t seem to turn people away and give people a chance whereas I know some clinics won’t see you as a patient because of your weight.”


Henry Fertility, Indianapolis



Dr Jessica Kresowik – University of Iowa


Mid Iowa Fertility

‘Mid Iowa Fertility are amazing!! One of my first questions to Dr Young was about my weight (since I had been turned away from every clinic in my hometown, St Paul) and he said “you know, there are multiple research studies that have proven that weight really has no bearing on your ability to conceive or carry a child! I cannot tell you how excited I was to hear that, I think I may have shed a few tears!!”



Kentucky Fertility Institute

“It has a bmi requirement of less than 40”


University of Kentucky Midwives Clinic



Columbia Fertility



Dr Ashby – Brigham and Women’s Centre for Infertility

“Brigham & Women’s Center for Infertility in Boston, Massachusetts- specifically Dr. Ashby. She is absolutely amazing!!”

“The fertility clinic at Brigham and Women’s in Boston are pretty good. They do have a BMI limit of 60, and there are some doctors who will put too much focus on weight, but the doctors I worked with were on the whole pretty great.”

“I have a BMI over 60. At Brigham and Women’s, even Dr. Ashby recommended weight loss surgery to me (even though I would have only needed to lose a small amount of weight to meet their BMI limit of 60)”


Baystate Reproductive Medicine

“Baystate Reproductive Medicine in Springfield, MA was at the very least neutral. I never received comments about my weight, suggestions to lose it, assumptions/judgments about my diet or exericise. They were extremely kind and supportive through our entire IVF experience and always shared positive attitudes that I was going to have a baby (and I finally did on May 1). I know another woman who went there who may have had a slightly different experience but from what I gathered it was her insurance company who didn’t want to cover IVF at her BMI. I definitely think they play a role in the decisions made at clinics.”


Boston IVF

Dr Brian Berger never had an issue with my weight and never mentioned it. I did have to do a nutrition consult per insurance. Dr Berger was great!”

“Boston IVF told me they will not do consultations for people with BMI over 45 upon my initial outreach.”

“I have found to be difficult to work with because of the guidelines around weight and BMI. Working with Dr. Wright, I have a BMI of 41 and I have had to jump through hoops because of my weight, including a Maternal Fetal Medicine consult and a Nutritionist eval. It has been a tough stretch working with them, and I’m doubting my desire to continue on with them, but we’re too far in now :/”



Center for Reproductive Medicine

“Kapfhamer at CRM is supposed to be good, no personal experience though.”


Clinic Sofia

“Clinic Sofia is generally good”


Mayo Clinic

“Mayo Clinic has the highest BMI limit in Minnesota”



Dr Cooper – Vios Fertility Institute

“Vios Fertility – Dr. Cooper in St. Louis, MO. They do have a BMI requirement of 45 for IVF but she was super supportive even before I reached the BMI requirement. Vios is based out of Chicago, Il and has several different locations.”


Dr Silber – Infertility Center St. Louis

“He did an ivf cycle on me at a bmi of 45 to 47”



Green Valley Fertility Partners in Henderson, NV

Dr. Fisch does not have BMI limits at his clinic. I was 300 lbs when we started our IVF journey and he did not believe my weight was the cause of our unexplained infertility. When I asked if I should take time to diet before doing IVF, he even said “I rather you be six months younger than six months skinnier!” Thanks to Dr. Fisch’s commitment to our case, we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy after our 4th round of IVF.”


New Jersey

Dr Miguel Damien – Damien Fertility Partners


New York

CNY Fertility Clinic

Had many clients report positive experiences with CNY. They also accept folks from out of state.

“CNY Fertility (multiple locations but I go to the Latham, NY) has been fat positive to a degree. They are willing to accept me as a patient. Some doctors are more sensitive to weight than others. Good experience with Dr. Ditkoff.”

“I had an excellent experience with CNY fertility! I worked with Kris Ziegler, Dr.Kiltz and several nurses. Weight/BMI was never a determining factor in my care.”


Dr Zaher Merhi – Rejuventating Fertility

(used to be at New Hope Fertility Centre)

“I’d highly recommend Dr Zaher Merhi at New Hope Fertility Center in NYC. He’s actually done research on differences in IVF outcome for fat women, accepted me into care knowing my last provider refused to continue treatment until I lost weight, never once brought up BMI or weighed me. He’s also just incredibly responsive and kind. Best doctor I have ever had, no question about it.”

“I eventually was referred by a friend to New Hope Fertility Clinic in New York City. To my knowledge, they do not have any BMI cutoff. Another fat friend of mine conceived there successfully via IVF. We have recently completed our second round of IUI with them. They do not seem to be a super progressive clinic in their language, and I’ve been assured a little more than I’d like that they have helped women larger than me get pregnant (they mentioned serving at least one woman with BMI of 69), but I get that it’s coming from a place of support. I had a difficult experience with my first IUI due to them not having a long enough speculum. I let them know about the issue and they took my feedback really seriously, had multiple people follow up with me, and worked to ensure they had the right equipment for me (and other patients) by the time I returned the following month. I would recommend them for anyone local or anyone with a higher BMI who is struggling to access testing and services near their home. We travel 3-4 hours each way to get there.”


Dr Brad Trivax – Island Fertility

“I go to Island Fertility in Commack. Never have they blamed my weight.”


Dr Hodes-Wertz – NYU

“I underwent treatments at NYU in Manhattan w Dr Hodes-Wertz. My weight was never a question, and I had a successful IUI at 280lbs last year. There is no weight limit or cutoff to be seen in that office and they are very organized.”


Weill Cornell, Brooklyn

“I’m in NYC and had an amazing experience with Dr Joshua Stewart at Weill Cornell in Brooklyn. Dr Stewart is a gem, a sweetheart and a great guy.”

I saw Dr. Kang at Weill Cornell yesterday. She was wonderful. We have a plan of action, the facility is beautiful, and my weight was not mentioned once.”

“I see Dr. Hey Joo Kang at Weill Cornell Reproductive Medicine in New York. I am not sure about Weill Cornell as a whole but Dr. Kang’s practice, at least, does not weight-gate and my weight has never been a subject of discussion, nor was weight loss ever recommended as a way of addressing fertility. I did get weighed at the beginning of my care and again in advance of IVF, ostensibly so that my anesthesia could be properly dosed, but that was the only time weight was ever discussed and the information was collected in a neutral way. My desire not to see or discuss the number was respected.”

Dr Alexis Melnick, at Weill Cornell..

“I just froze my eggs with Dr Melnick and had a great experience. During my consultation, I let her know that I was not there for weight loss advice and she responded, “that’s not really my style, so you came to the right place”. Throughout the process I felt cared for and treated well. I interacted with multiple doctors at Cornell. My weight didn’t come up once. It felt so good to have an experience where my body did what it was supposed to do and responded to treatment. I would recommend anyone in a larger body to see Dr Melnick if they are looking for fertility treatment.”


Dr Dicken – Sher Fertility

Note – now at RMA Long Island

“Would say that Dr. Dicken at Sher Fertility was “fat neutral”. My BMI was never a barrier to treatment or even brought up in any way as a reason for our infertility. Weight loss was never suggested as an intervention. Never had to get weighed, they just went with the weight I reported. I am sure they would have been fine with weighing me with my back to the #.”


Dr. Knochenhauer – Staten Island, NY

“Dr. Knochenhauer in Staten Island, NY is the best fertility doctor! He’s amazing but sadly only helps to get women pregnant he does not deliver babies.”


Kofinas Fertility Group

“I am in NYC and Kofinas Fertility Group has treated me awesome! Im 300 pounds and my weight had never ever came up as a concern. I feel confident with them. Its a bit expensive but they also take some insurance. Im currently in my 2WW transferred my embryo last night. Send positive vibes?”


Columbia University Fertility

“Columbia University Fertility in NYC has been great for me. I’ve done both IUI and IVF procedures there and my BMI has never been brought up or mentioned related to any restrictions. I’ve received anesthesia 4 times there, twice I was weighed before but I think it depended on the nurse that was checking me in and was more about signing a wavier about risks rather than denial of care. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lobo who I trust to be the best and know his stuff. He’s made general mentions of doing my best to lose weight before getting pregnant but nothing strongly worded or required for treatment. So not 100% fat positive but a much better experience than I’ve had with most doctors.”


Your Family Fertility, Buffalo, NY

“Your Family Fertility in Buffalo, NY. I nearly cried with relief when I told my doctor I was worried about my weight and her only answer was “Are you staying fairly stable? Then don’t worry about it.”


Rejuvenating Fertility

Advertise accepting folks with any BMI



Dr NeeOo Chin in Cincinnati

“ I recommend Dr NeeOo Chin in Cincinnati, OH. I saw him for my first and second pregnancies and never once felt stigmatized or told to “lose weight” to get pregnant. It was such a positive experience each time.”


Dr Bhatt – Reproductive Gynaecology and Infertility

“Reproductive Gynocology and Infertility in NE Ohio is amazing! I’ve never once heard about my weight holding me back. They do have a “money back” guarantee that does require you to have a specific BMI but it also requires that you’re not yet 35, and that you don’t sneeze when you look at the sun and a bunch of other nonsense. My dr was going over my chart and said “so you’re 35, 5’3” and 200lbs…” and I cut her off saying “I’m trying to lose weight” and she responded “girl, aren’t we all! Don’t worry about it!” Relief.”



Main Line Fertility

“Main Line Fertility have been great. They have a few locations in the Philadelphia area”

“They are crazy size friendly. I’ve seen them deal with BMI’s of 50+ and never bat an eye about it. Like its not even part of the conversation. To them you’re just another person trying to get pregnant. Crazy huh?”

“They instituted a BMI cutoff in November 2021 and will no longer consider patients over a BMI of 45”



“I thought you should know that Sincera in Pennsylvania no longer allows any weight. I was told I had to be under a bmi of 50 to have anesthesia for egg retrieval.”



Austin Fertility Institute

“Austin Fertility Institute in Austin TX has never mentioned my weight as an issue.”


Houston Fertility Institute

“I’m early on with my treatment at this place but Houston Fertility Institute so far has been great. Dr. Hoff is who I see specifically. So far no comments made about BMI or weight”


Sherilyn A. Willis, MD – Four Seasons Womens Health in Tyler

“I have found my provider to be the most fat friendly ive found. Her first concern is still my health, but she is able to treat me as a whole vs. just a fat person.”


Dr Perfetto – The Centre for Reproductive Medicine

“Center of Reproductive Medicine (CORM) in Houston, TX. I believe they do not have any BMI limits. I did IVF at BMI over 50 (I know BMI is blshit, but this is what many clinics use, so I mention it so that people similarly situated can know they won’t be turned away). Specifically, I recommend Dr. Perfetto. I can’t state that she is 100% HAES, but she never suggested weight loss and always treated me with respect and kindness.”


Conceive Fertility Centre

“I have found an amazing fertility doctor who literally said “BMI is bullshit”. It’s called Conceive fertility center in Irving Texas. I see doctors Tiffany Jones but the entire practice has this shared belief.


Dr Anil Pinto – Repromed Fertility, Dallas

“I completed 2 rounds of IVF this year with Dr Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility in Dallas, and am currently awaiting embryo transfer. My BMI was 42 when I started treatment; they never have said a single word to me about my weight. I believe they also do egg freezing.”



Northeastern Reproductive Medicine

“I had a good experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine in Colchester, VT. No mention of my weight when I went for a consultation—just total positivity.”

“Northeastern Reproductive Medicine in Vermont (USA) doesn’t have a max BMI. My dr did ask me to lose 50 lbs but I found that reasonable since with my weight gain, my PCOS symptoms have gotten worse. Dr Jennifer Brown is kind and respectful.”



Dr Cherian – Women’s Health of Central Virginia

“Dr Cherian is absolutely wonderful. I’m overweight, 32 weeks pregnant and my weight has never been addressed. I adore him”



Pacific NorthWest Fertility

“Pacific Northwest Fertility in Seattle WA was amazing to us and respected my philosophy of being fat positive. They do have a BMI restriction for IVF.
We are currently using Maternal Fetal Medicine in Seattle WA as our OBGYN office and they have also been wonderful and supportive. I am fat, diabetic, have high blood pressure, and PCOS. When we went in to consult with them they said “here you are a low risk pregnancy.” Which honestly was a huge relief to hear, I was at a clinic that wasn’t scared of me being pregnant.”


UW Medicine

“Uw reproductive in Seattle is somewhat fat positive in that they will do ivf egg retrieval over a BMI of 40 but do repeatedly tell you it makes you high risk.”


The Polyclinic, Seattle

“I received all the best un-biased care and wasn’t once afraid to advocate for myself! My doctor ASKED if I wanted to be screened early for gestational diabetes, and never once mentioned increased risks, or referred to me as ‘high risk’. I had the greatest ultrasound tech that triple checked everything and was very respectful with my body. I am a patient at the Polyclinic in Seattle, WA and I am confident that other women would receive the same extraordinary care there as well!”


Sprout Birth Centre

Deborah Gleisner, ND, CPM at Sprout Birth Center in Mountlake Terrace, WA (greater Seattle area) offers intrauterine insemination (IUI). Her practice is not a fertility clinic, but can support basic inseminations and fertility services. LGBTQ-friendly and I had a positive experience throughout my conception and pregnancy with her as a plus-size person. When other providers made me worry that a slightly elevated a1c and my weight would prevent me from getting pregnant (and that my BMI made me a higher risk pregnancy), Deborah was calm and rational and grounding. That continued through my pregnancy care.”


Dr Preston Sacks – Columbia Fertility Associates

“No BMI restrictions at CFA”


Signey Olsen – Signey Olsen Health

Signey is an incredible certified Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife. Their main focus is to support the LGBTQ+ community and others with a fat-positive lens. Their specialities include fertility and pre-conception planning, PCOS and trauma-senstive gynaecology

“Signey was the provider that was specifically recommended to me by my nutritionist as weight neutral and my weight has never been an issue there. I think they recognise the bias against body sizes is not grounded in good science. They are patient-centered, treat me as a human being and are thoughtful, progressive care providers.”

“Signey is one of the most caring and radical and HAES providers ever. I would get in touch directly with her and set up an initial phone chat. I don’t know my BMI but it was never brought up as we discussed care.”



Dr Kaldas – Kaldas Centre

“I wouldn’t say actively “fat-positive,” but definitely the best experience I had with fertility docs was with Dr. Kaldas in Appleton WI. He also helped me find out I had endometriosis, which no other doc thought to consider. 3 other fertility clinics refused to treat me b/c of BMI, he never once mentioned my weight or encouraged weight loss or anything.”