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Just wanted to let you know about my latest publishing venture.
I have 2 new articles up on the childbirth blog, Science and Sensibility.
Part One is about helping birth professionals make their offerings more size-friendly. It can be found here.
Part Two is about helping women of size optimize their outcomes. It can be found here.
Thank you to all the women who took time to comment here or by email when I asked for input for the articles.
Leave a comment on the Science and Sensibility blog if you are so inclined. This is your chance to reach out to the greater healthcare community that is not very familiar with size acceptance or Health At Every Size®. Help them understand what it's like to navigate healthcare (and especially maternity care) as a woman of size. Tell them how you feel about current public health campaigns about obesity. Share some of your experiences, suggest hints for improving care of women of size, or just make your voice heard as a woman of size.
Rarely do care providers hear the voices of "obese" women raised in advocacy for themselves; too often they talk about us instead of engaging in dialogue with us. Many doctors, midwives, nurses, doulas, and childbirth educators read Science and Sensibility, so here's a prime chance to open up dialogue on improving care for people of size, and to raise some awareness about Health At Every Size®.
Check it out. Then feel free to "like" it, "tweet" it, or "share" it elsewhere on social media.
*edited to add links to both Part One and Part Two