Jen inspires women of all sizes to love their body with her talks on body image and body love. As a childbirth educator, she presents to birth professionals about how to support women of size during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Jen has presented to groups as large as 300.

Plus Size Birth Expereince

Jen McLellan’s Bio

Jen McLellan is a published author and founder of Plus Size Birth and the Plus Mommy blog. She helps people navigate the world of plus size pregnancy, shares tips for embracing your body, and laughs her way through the adventures of parenthood. Jen has grown a community of over 177,000 via the Plus Mommy Facebook page. Her work has been featured in major publications such as Yahoo Shine, Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, and International Doula. She authored My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide and co-wrote the Amazon bestseller, The Peachie Moms Guide to Body Love for Moms. Jen is also a childbirth educator, skilled patient advocate, professional speaker, wife, and mother to a charismatic 7-year-old.

Speaking Topics

Speaking topics include but are not limited to; Plus Size Pregnancy & Birth (for birth professionals or lay individuals), Patient Advocacy & Advance Directives, Body Image & Body Love, and her popular presentation How to Look Perfect in a Picture. Jen is also a social media consultant and is passionate about teaching people how to build online communities.

Speaking Experience

NW Doula Conference, 10/16/2017 (Seattle, WA), Keynote Presenter 
Me too Mom Conference, 05/06/2017 (Denver, CO, Keynote Presenter
National Child & Maternal Health Education Program at NIH 4/14/2017 (Bethesda, Mayland)
Type A Parent
, 4/29//2017 (Denver, CO) 
The Renfrew Center
, 10/26/2016 (webinar)
2016 Gold Perinatal Conference, 10/24/2016 (online conference)
13th Annual Symposium Colorado Affiliate of American College of Nurse-Midwives, 10/7/2016 (Denver, CO)
Denver Bloggers Club
8/20/2016 (Denver, CO)
Birth Without Fear
Denver Meet-Up (speaking as Peachie Moms) 7/23/2016 (Denver, CO)
4th Trimester Bodies
 (speaking as Peachie Moms) 4/16/2016 (Portland, OR)
Birth Without Fear San Diego Meet-Up, 3/25/2016 (San Diego, CA)
Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) 2015 Annual Conference, 10/18/2015 (Albuquerque, NM)
Lamaze/ICEA 2015 Annual Conference, 9/18/2015 (Las Vegas, NM)
Birth Without Fear Denver Meet-Up, 7/25/2015 (Denver, CO)
CAPPA 2015 Annual Conference, 7/11/2015 (Tucson, AZ), Keynote Presenter 
Birth Without Fear Portland Meet-Up, 5/30/2015 (Portland, OR)
Colorado Doulas Association 2014 Annual Conference, 11/08/2014 (Denver, CO), Keynote Presenter 
Birth Without Fear 2014 Annual Conference, 10/25/2014 (Austin, TX)
MommyCon, 6/23/2014  (Winter Park, CO)
The Body Love Conference, 4/15/2014 (Tucson, AZ)

There is something magical about Jen. She started with humor, and then caught my heartstrings with her sincere message that we are enough, and that it is important to capture our motherhood. I truly cannot thank her enough for her presentation, and for the love note she made us write. It’s the first positive thing I have said about my body in almost 20 years. I can finally start to find some congruence and acceptance so that my message to our children is genuine instead of forced.

Krystyna Bowman

Sweet Pea Births

Jen McLellan is a warm, wise, deeply inspiring speaker who holds her audience through her entire presentation. She speaks with a compassion that holds space for every person’s perspective and full humanity. She is a shining beacon for being the change you want to see in the world. If you have the opportunity to hear her speak, you will walk away feeling empowered and elevated by the experience.

Hermine Hayes-Klein

Human Rights in Childbirth

Jen’s presence is a sort of magic. As a speaker myself, I’ve stood in awe of her ability to light up a room. A speaker inspiring a speaker? Yes, and in the very best way. Seeing Jen interact with a crowd is proof positive that the stage is where she’s meant to stand.

Joni M. Edelman

Editor-in-Chief at Ravishly

I really appreciated how involved Jen was with the audience at the Birth Without Fear Conference. When she told us to pull out our phones and take selfie, there wasn’t a person in that room who didn’t enjoy the way their photo looked after hearing her speak. I think it’s important for people to know that Jen is inspiring to people of all sizes, not just plus size mommies!

Kobie House

Every time I hear Jen McLellan speak I am encouraged and inspired. She is a community leader and expert in plus-size pregnancy, birth, and motherhood, body image/body love, and patient advocacy. She is passionate about her work and will captivate your audience with her genuine, funny, and engaging style.

Kim Mellbery

I’ve had the opportunity to hear Jen speak in both large and small group formats, as well as part off a panel discussion. She is not only articulate and knowledgeable, but is also warm, engaging, and enthusiastic. She brings both academic and technical knowledge along with her personal experience, offering a holistic and insightful perspective on the issues facing women of size in maternity care. It is always a pleasure and an educational experience to hear her present.

Carrie Hankins

The Placenta Lady Denver

Jen is a dynamic speaker whose presence brightens any room. She brings personal as well as professional experience into her discussions, and is genuinely inspiring as she advocates for all women, but most specifically women of size, on the topics of pregnancy, birth, motherhood, and body image. Her passion for her work is captivating and hearing her speak is always a pleasure.

Mandy Jeffries

Mama Prana

Header photo by Leilani Rogers 

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