Pamela Vireday, size-acceptance activist, is the plus-sized mom of three beautiful and healthy children. She is the owner of the Plus-Size-Pregnancy Web site, is finishing her certification as a childbirth educator with Birth Works, and is active in ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) as well.
Fat women are tired of being marginalized by the medical community. They tell stories of egregious bias, of being treated as less than human. They also tell stories of subtle bias, of providers who seem to be size-friendly but ultimately are not.