The Appetite 85:

Body Image: Reflections on Infertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum

Body Image can be a struggle at any time, but what about when you’ve had a baby? For the birthing person, one’s relationship to food and body can be vastly impacted by the perinatal experience. In a roundtable conversation, Opal: Food + Body Wisdom Co-Founders Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS are sharing their (quite varied) experiences of body image and pregnancy and being postpartum. As eating disorder experts, their stories serve as a reminder that everyone’s body and story is different. From the experience of infertility, the role of recovery during pregnancy, and thoughts on the “pre-baby body,” we’re jumping in!


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Thank you to our team…

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

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