Hey lovely, I’m so happy you’re here.
My mission with every part of my work is to make it easier for fat folks to access respectful and appropriate care throughout their fertility journey.
I want every fertility provider to be weight-inclusive but the reality is that it’s hard for fat folks to find that care, so I’ve created:
The Fat-Positive Fertility Network.
The Fat Positive Fertility Network is a group of practitioners who are committed to unlearning how our healthcare systems see fat folks when they want to get pregnant.
This list is specifically for fertility practitioners and non-diet practitioners who treat folks with fertility issues.
All members of the Fat-Positive Fertility Network have done some training with me or shown their commitment to supporting fat folks with their fertility using a non-diet approach in other ways.
How to join The Fat Positive Fertility Network
All members will have some training in fertility and in non diet support specifically for fat folks.
- If you already have an awesome fertility or pregnancy practice but need some expertise on working with fat folks using a non-diet approach, sign up for Fat Fertility for Healthcare Practitioners here
- If you already have an epic Health at Every Size or Intutive Eating pratice, but need some specific training around supporting fat folks with their fertility , sign up for Fat Fertility for HAES professionals workshop
- If you already have a successful fertility acupuncture practice but need specific training around supporting fat folks, sign up for Fat, Fertility and Chinese Medicine here
- Already have expertise in both fertility and non-diet support for fat people? Email me here to get listed.
Name: Naava Carman (she/her)
Naava has been in practice for 22 years and spends most of her time working with tricky multi-faceted Reproductive Immunology issues in women over 40 such as recurrent miscarriage, unexplained infertility and multiple failed ART cycles, and supporting diverse folks in bigger and trans bodies on their reproductive journeys.
When she isn’t practicing, Naava spends time Mentoring other Practitioners, and runs the Fertility Support Trained Community. You can check out her training on www.fertilitysupport.training which houses The Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture. This is the most comprehensive integrated medicine course available to help Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners gain an in-depth understanding of some of the most complex areas issues in fertility, such as the role of the immune system and how Traditional Chinese Medicine can support artificial reproductive techniques like IVF, IUI and ICSI.
Name: Alex Okell (she/her)
Alex Okell is a Registered Associate Nutritionist based in Clapham, London, UK who specialises in reproductive health. She is the Founder of Be The Collective LTD, a compassionate digital media company that includes The PCOS Collective and The Endo Collective. Alex offers 1:1 PCOS support in our virtual PCOS clinic.
Name: Gillian McCollum (she/her)
Gillian is a body positive yoga teacher and anti-diet health coach, whose mission is to help women find lasting peace and freedom with food and their body.
Her unique approach combining both intuitive eating and body acceptance practices supports women in their recovery from chronic dieting, overcoming emotional and binge eating, food and body preoccupation and body shame.
Gillian has helped empower thousands of women through her speaking, activism, private and group coaching and body positive yoga classes to find a stronger sense of self trust and a deeper connection to their intuition so that they can live a more fulfilling and purposeful life.
Name: Lucy Clarke (she/her)
Traditional and Medical Acupuncturist based in Inverness, Scotland. Lucy treats a variety of health conditions and specialises in Fertility Acupuncture and Women’s Health. Various techniques are used to stimulate different areas of the body to help restore balance and health.
Name: Hannah Pearn Acupuncture (she/her)
Name: McKenzie Caldwell, MPH, RDN (she/her)
Name: Beth Walker Gram, Elemental Wellness (she/her)
Name: Jess at Willow Nutrition (she/her)