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Lynne Hester, of Cambridge, a visually impaired parent, gave this presentation at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s conference- Partnership and Change: Maternity Services and Disabled Parents.
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I live in Minnesota a sate of the usa. I've been reading a lot about how parents who arr disabled are getting their children taken away because of a disability. I'm currently pregnant and have schizophrenia. I have two questions. My first question is...
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Sinead Murphy, a mother with scoliosis, from County Cork, Ireland, and co-founder of the Scoliosis Support Association of Ireland (SSAI) talks about the difference between her two pregnancies and how she wants to dispel myths about pregnancy and...
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Karen Whitehead is an Information Officer for the DPPi Information Service, based at the National Centre for Disabled Parents in London. She talks about the challenges of parenting, living and working with osteoporosis and her new role at DPPI.
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Sharon Platts, a visually impaired mother from Carshalton, talks to DPPI Information Officer, Shanta Everington, about her experience of service providers, how she would have valued peer support, and how the right attitude can make all the difference...
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A disabled Asian mother from London, UK, describes the lack of understanding she experienced from health professionals during her three pregnancies and why she would like to see culturally sensitive support available for all women. The author wishes...
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In 1995, whilst in the USA, Penny Roberts was involved in a parachuting accident in which she received multiple fractures and spinal injuries. Penny is tetraplegic but has some movement in her arms and wrists. Penny now lives in West Yorkshire. She h...
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Bernadette Gregory, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, describes a project to teach student midwives basic British Sign Language.
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I am severely disabled and terminally ill single parent. Child not involved with Father either. Long story but after finally complaining to Adult Social Services that my needs are firstly going to be to prioritise my 10 yr old child’s care, which is...
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In DPPI journal, issue 53/54, we featured the Mothers in Mind campaign, launched by Epilepsy In DPPI journal, issue 53/54, we featured the Mothers in Mind campaign, launched by Epilepsy Action, UK, in 2006. Here, Nicole Crosby-McK...
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Nicole Crosby-McKenna is the campaigns officer at Epilepsy Action. With help from some of the writers of the Pregnancy diaries, Nicole explains why support for mothers with epilepsy is vital before and during pregnancy.
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