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Sep 8, 2020

Midwife Sarah sits down with Jamie Oller, CPM, LDM, to discuss anti-fat bias in the culture at large and specifically in pregnancy and postpartum care. They cover the BMI, prejudice against larger bodies, and how people of size receive different care than their thin counterparts in pregnancy care. 

Jamie Oller is a primary midwife at Harbor Midwifery in Oregon. She can be found online at and on Instagram at @harbormidwifery 


Extra Resources for Listeners: 

“Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about your Weight” by Lindo Bacon

“Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight” by Lindo Bacon

“Fat?so!” by Marilynn Wann

“Shrill” by Lindy West (which is also now a show on Hulu shot here in Portland)

“The Body is Not an Apology” by Sonya Renee Taylor 

“Every Body Yoga” by Jessamyn Stanley

“Land Whale” by Jess Baker

“Do No Harm” podcast

Lizzo, obviously 

“Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins” by Sabrina Strings

“Why Won’t You Date Me?” by Nichole Byer