ABOUT THE STUDY

This study examines the experiences of women and transpeople who have been  called “obese” and their interactions with healthcare providers while they are attempting to become pregnant. We are interested in learning about people's relationships with family doctors, nurses, gynecologists, midwives, and/or fertility specialists throughout all stages of attempting to become pregnant. We are also interested in talking to healthcare professionals who deliver that care, as well as to policy makers, to better understand and contextualize the care that larger people are receiving.

The study is taking place in two places: Winnipeg and Guelph/Toronto. We are looking for people who are willing to participate in both places. If you are interested in sharing your story, either as someone who has attempted to or who is attempting to become pregnant who has been called “obese,” or as a healthcare provider or policy maker working in applicable settings or areas, please click Winnipeg or Guelph/Toronto.
 

 

 

There is more and more focus
on obesity, especially related to pregnancy and attempts to become pregnant. but little is known about what women and
transpeople who are thought of
as obese actually experience when trying to get pregnant. 
–So we want to hear from you.

ARE YOU A WOMAN OR TRANSPERSON WHO:
• is 18 years of age or older,
• has been categorized as obese by healthcare providers, friends and family, or by yourself, and
• is interested in discussing your weight-related experiences of trying to get pregnant?

Please contact us at:
Winnipeg – 204-480-1352 or
reproductivecarestudy@gmail.com

Guelph or Toronto – 519-993-64351 or
alamarre@uoguelph.ca

PROVIDERS AND POLICY MAKERS
We are also interested in hearing from healthcare providers who work in fertility care and policymakers involved in fertility about their experiences providing and planning care for obese women.