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Jen McLellanHi I’m Jen McLellan and welcome to Plus Size Birth. The day my son was born I not only became a mother but also developed a deep love for my body. After settling into motherhood I wanted to empower women to find the strength and beauty within their body.

In April of 2011 I launched the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs blog, to help women navigate the world of plus size pregnancy, share tips for body love, and laugh along with the adventures of motherhood. My work has been featured in major publications such as Huffington Post, Today’s ParentEveryday Feminism, and International Doula. I’ve also been an expert guest on HuffPost Live.

I’ve built a Facebook community of over 164,000 plus size women supporting one another before, during, and after pregnancy.

In early 2014 I became certified as a childbirth educator. My background in non-profit management and patient advocacy has enabled me to have a strong voice for plus size women during pregnancy and childbirth. I share my message via speaking engagements and I’m excited to be rolling out classes in 2015. Be sure to signup for the Plus Size Birth e-newsletter to be kept up-to-date on exciting new developments.

I hope you enjoy exploring my website and you can contact me anytime!


Plus SIze Mommy Memoirs Blog

Love Your Body | Love Your Birth

Normalizing Plus Size Breastfeeding

Over 150 mothers joined this video project, to work towards normalizing plus size breastfeeding, for World Breastfeeding Week. Every mother who wants to breastfeed is faced with some challenges along her journey. Plus size women have extra hurdles to cross over; from... read more

A Beautiful Hospital Birth Story

This is a beautiful hospital birth story of a plus size mom who felt completely supported by compassionate care providers and her loving family. I just want to encourage all women to find a size-friendly provider, who will listen to you and support you in your... read more

Magic Mike XXL is Body Positive!

On Friday evening I got all dolled up and headed out with a dozen girlfriends to see Magic Mike XXL. I had set my expectations quite low. Yet I walked away unable to stop smiling. While Channing Tatum is a fox, he wasn’t the reason I was grinning from ear to ear. I... read more

Your Best is Good Enough

Deep breaths. l You can do this. ll Your best is good enough. l My life has been turned upside down recently because of my basement flooding. I keep working hard to remind myself that I’m doing all I can and it’s enough. The flood happened the same week of... read more

I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant

When Michelle posted her, I didn’t know I was pregnant story, on the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Facebook page I immediately wanted to know more. I encourage you to spend 5 minutes watching her heart racing story, featured on Discovery Health, and then read our... read more