Welcome to The Fat Positive Fertility Family – a  twelve month programme of support and community, designed to guide you through growing your family in our weight-obsessed world.

I want you to have people in your corner who wholeheartedly believe (and have the evidence to back it up!) that you can and should get pregnant at the weight you are now. 

I want you to have the support to rediscover that your body is a phenomenal force that is capable of miracles, including getting pregnant and having a wonderful pregnancy.

I want you to find your community of people overcoming these same injustices of not being able to access the support that you deserve and are entitled to when it comes to your fertility.

 In our weight-obsessed world, it’s so hard to find support and care that doesn’t focus on weight-loss and doesn’t make you feel shame around wanting to grow your family in a fat body.

You bounce from doctor to doctor trying to find someone who will investigate why you haven’t gotten pregnant yet and offer you a real solution, but the only thing you hear is “lose weight and come back in six months”

As part of my work as a fertility coach, I used my research skills from my training as a clinical scientist to explore the research around fat fertility and by reflecting on my own lived experiences in my fat body, I realised (and have the evidence to back me up!) that our bodies are incredibly capable of getting pregnant and having healthy pregnancies.

What’s holding us back is not the fat on our bodies but the anti-fat bias in our medical systems. The way that we are treated by healthcare professionals means that we don’t get access to the same tests and treatments that people in smaller bodies do.

Instead of telling you to lose weight, we work together to figure out what regular habits you can incorporate into your life to get you from where you are now to your own version of what health looks like.

Instead of withholding tests and treatments, we learn how to understand what’s going on in our bodies from the tools we’ve got and to advocate with healthcare professionals to influence them into providing us with the tests and treatments we need.

Instead of invalidating your lived experience and labeling you as “non-compliant”, we will work together to honour your lived experience and use that knowledge to inform the decisions you make about your body and your wellbeing.

Instead of dismissing your mental health as irrelevant, we’ll look at how being fat in our society impacts our mental health, taking care to recognise any trauma from previous healthcare interactions. We will focus on how we can support your mental health throughout your journey and use your mindset to your advantage.

About me

Hi Folks, I’m Nicola (she/her).

I’m a fat-positive fertility coach who supports fat people who want to get pregnant.

I was diagnosed with PCOS at 16 and told I would never get pregnant, but *spoiler alert* it turns out the doctors were wrong.

I live in the UK with my husband and two young sons and advocate for change in how fat people are treated whilst accessing help with their fertility. 

My unique FAT+ve  framework can help you define your own version of health without dieting, advocate for yourself, relearn how to trust your body and believe in your ability to get pregnant.

For close to a decade I’ve been working in the fertility field with fat people who want to get pregnant. 

  • I’m a qualified acupuncturist and naturopath, spending years specialising in fertility.
  • I’m a trained integrative fertility coach 
  • I’m the author of “Fat and Fertile”, the only book about getting pregnant as a fat person.
  • Prior to finding my calling working with fertility, I completed a BSc in Physical Science, an MSc in Medical Engineering and Physics and worked as a clinical scientist so my work is always rooted in research and is evidence-based.

Fat-Positive Fertility is the culmination of my experience working within the fertility field and 20 years living in my fat body. Together we will be exploring how you can take the best care of your health and fertility using my unique FAT+ve fertility framework.

The FAT+ve Framework

F – Formulate. We’ll be building an action plan of steps to support your health that don’t involve dieting and weight loss so that you can take small, manageable steps each week to your vision of health, without feeling overwhelmed. You will feel confident that you are taking positive action. Get acquainted with what the science and evidence really say about fat bodies and pregnancy, not just what biased health professionals tell us.

A – Advocate. You will get trained in how to advocate for yourself with healthcare professionals, work colleagues and your friends and family. This will allow you to influence the care that you receive, create strong boundaries with others and learn how to get your needs met from others.

T – Trust. We will explore tools and techniques that will support you in relearning how to trust your body. For so long we’ve been taught that our bodies aren’t good enough and that they have failed us. Nothing could be further from the truth. You will learn how to build a strong relationship with your body so that you can feel safe in it and have complete trust that it is able to support you in your desire to grow your family.

+ve – Positive Mindset. You will build a toolbox of ways that you can support your mental health so that you can have confidence that you are worthy of support and are going to be a phenomenal parent.

Twelve months of personal support.

Over our 12 months together, you will have personal access to me in a number of ways:

initial 60 minute 1-1 session when you join the program so we can get to know each other and I can learn more about how I can support you throughout the program. 

– 30 minute 1-1 session each month so that you can access my ongoing support.

– weekly email check-in and the opportunity to email me as you need to through the week so that you feel supported no matter what is going on.

– weekly group coaching calls to guide you through the work and so that I can personally answer all your questions.

During these touchpoints, you can ask me any questions you have about your own experiences, your own care and any of the things you’ve worked through in the program. You might want to:

  • email me for some reassurance before heading into an appointment
  • vent after an annoying family member offers some unsolicited weight loss advice
  • ask for help figuring out how to track your cycles
  • ask for recommendations about which supplements to try
  • get help figuring out which clinic to contact (I’ll even email them for you!)

Twelve months access to the intimate facebook group with others working through the program 

You will have access to the group over the year that we work together and I will be there with you every step of the way. The group will act as a place where we can get to know each other, share our experiences and questions throughout the program, provide a check in point each week and weekly live videos on specific questions and topics relevant to the program.

Ten module program that dives deep into the FAT+ve framework.

Each module is a stand-alone guided process that will lead you through informational and mindset tools specifically designed to face the unique challenges that we see as fat people seeking fertility support. The program is 10 modules long and you’ll get access to the program content for 12 months. You can work through each module at your own pace, taking it one step at a time. Modules include: formulate your healthcare plan, creating a supportive healthcare team, preparing for healthcare appointments, building a toolkit of ways you can support your mental health, your relationship with food and so much more.

You’ll also get access to the fat positive fertility hub which contains lots of additiona resources to support you throughout the year. Whilst the modules guide you through the process, the hub acts as a library that you can dip in and out of for specific resources including workbooks, meditations and so much more. You can even request additional tools.

Doors are current closed and will reopen in March/April 2022. Join the waitlist for a discount and to be notified 

What does it look like?

When you join the program, you will get immediate access to all 10 modules in the program and the FAT+ve fertility hub. These resources are all housed online so that you are able to work through them and download everything you need via your computer or phone at any time.

You will be added to the facebook group.

You will get a weekly email on Monday, sharing the scheduled events that will be happening that week. These include:

Monday – Weekly check-in

Weekly check in via a quick 5 minute form. This is our opportunity to review how our week has been and plan our week ahead. I will guide you through this process and check-in with you via email about how things are going.

 

Thursday 8pm – 9pm UK (2pm CDT / 12noon PDT / 3pm EDT / 7am Friday AEST )

Weekly group coaching call. We will come together to share how we are doing and you can ask questions.

Cost: £1800

Most folks choose to pay £150 each month over twelve months.

Want to pay upfront, with a different payment plan or in a different currency? The answer is probably yes, send me a quick email nicola@nicolasalmon.co.uk and we’ll sort it out.

Equity pricing is available.  See FAQs for all the details. 

 

 

Ready? Here’s what to do next:

If you are ready to join sign up via the button below. You’ll get access to the program materials and the hub straight away. You’ll also be sent a series of emails guiding you through the process.

 

If you have any questions that you need to work through before you can make an informed decision, send me an email or book a 30 min chat with me here. We can talk through all the questions you have and check in to see if this program is a good fit for you.

Doors are current closed and will reopen in March/April 2022. Join the waitlist for a discount and to be notified.

What’s stopping you?

This is a BIG investment!

I understand that it can feel uncomfortable to make big investments in our health and wellbeing, especially as fat folks who are told repeatedly by society that we are worth less. I want you to make this decision from a fully informed place, yes this is a big investment AND yes I will be alongside you for 12 months to support you in every way I can to support you to grow your family. You might also be saving every available penny for fertility treatment, which is totally valid. If you have any questions about whether this is the right program for you, please do send me an email nicola@nicolasalmon.co.uk I reply to all emails personally.

If it helps you to feel safer, the program comes with a 14 day no questions asked refund policy. 

Why should I choose you Nicola?

The honest truth? There is no-one else in the world that is offering this support for fat folks! As a fat woman, I spent years believing I would never be able to have kids due to PCOS and my size. Now, I’m committed to spending my time supporting fat folks growing their familes and fighting the systems that stop us.

  • I use my coaching skills and empathy to support you where you’re at. 
  • I use my research skills to create evidence-based resources so that you don’t have to. 
  • I use my “fuck this shit” skills to teach you how to advocate for your care.
  • I use my activism skills to change the system so that future fat folks don’t need to go through this.
        But if I just lose X kg, I won’t need this right?

        I understand this desire all too well. The myth we’ve been sold that if we just lose the weight, then everything will be ok.

        It’s truth time: How many times have you tried to lose Xkg before?

        How many times has it worked long term?

        The research backs this up. For 95% of folks, diets don’t work long term AND fat folks can and do get pregnant all the time. It’s your body so you absolutely get to choose, but wouldn’t it be nice to stop hating on your body and start treating it with the respect it deserves?

        I'm just starting TTC. Is this program for me?

        Absolutely. This program will give you all the tools and support you need to grow your family with confidence in your body and the skills you learn will be so helpful throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

        A year seems a long time.....

        Phew, a year is a big commitment right? The problem with the goal of getting pregnant is that we never know how long it will take. You aren’t signing up for just the information I can share. You are signing up for 12 months of personal and community support on this journey. One of the other reasons you have continued support, community and access to the tools for a whole year is so that when you do get pregnant, you have everything you need to have an awesome pregnancy. For us fat folks, the stigma we face often doesn’t stop when we get that positive pregnancy test. I want your pregnancy to be the magical and special time that you deserve it to be.

         

        I live in the US/Canada/Australia/Europe, is the program UK focused?

        The program is designed to support you no matter where you live. We have folks from Canada, US, Australia and the UK in the group right now.

        I don’t have the time to commit to this

        The amount of time you need to commit to this program depends entirely on what you need and how much support you’d like. You can mix it up every week AND every fifth week we take a rest week.

        • You can attend the weekly coaching calls and follow the plan we create together for the week = 2 hours
        • You can listen in to the replay of the calls whilst cooking dinner = 1 hour
        • You can email me through the week with questions you have about what’s going on in your body right now = 30 min
        • You can work through a module of the course  = 45 min

        Doors are current closed and will reopen in March/April 2022. Join the waitlist for a discount and to be notified 

        Frequently Asked Questions

        What is your refund policy?

        This program comes with a 14 day no questions asked refund policy. No refunds will be accepted after 14 days.

        What are the terms of the program?

        You have access to the program materials and facebook group for 1 calendar year after payment has been made.

        Refund policy: This program comes with a 14 day no questions asked refund policy. No refunds will be accepted after 14 days.

        A condition of being in the facebook group is adherence to the rules of the group Being a member of the facebook group is a privilege not a right. Fatphobia, racism, sexism, misogynistic language, homophobia, ableism, xenophobia, transphobia, etc. will NOT be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove members for breaching the rules. You are not entitled to an extended refund just because you are removed from the group.

        I have PCOS/ Endometriosis / Adenomyosis / Hypothalamic Amenhorrea is this program suitable for me?

        The skills, tools and community in this program is suitable for folks with all different health conditions. 

        I'm just starting TTC. Is this program for me?

        Absolutely. This program will give you all the tools and support you need to grow your family with confidence in your body and the skills you learn will be so helpful throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

        What if I get pregnant during the program?

        I designed this program to grow with you. All the skills you learn will be even more relevant throughout your pregnancy.

         

        Tell me more about equity pricing

        I make 10% of the spots available via a pay-what-you-can model. Priority will be given to those from non-dominant identities.

        If you would benefit from the program but are unable to financially invest and would like to be considered for one of the spots, please email nicola@nicolasalmon.co.uk with your name, email and if you identify with any non-dominant identities.

        I trust that you will only ask for this spot if you need it and no form of proof will be required.

        Once you are accepted, you will get access to the complete program. You can choose your monthly commitment to the program.