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Kim Morley, a mother and midwife from Hampshire, UK, explores her personal experience of sudden, unexpected disablement and her subsequent fears and expectations for pregnancy and parenthood.
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Katina Wright, a mother with multiple sclerosis from Cornwall, UK, discusses her experience of parental guilt and the importance of celebrating and utilising the ‘can dos’.
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Clover Szewczuk, who has Friedreich's Ataxia, from Hove, UK, discusses her experience of becoming a mother and overcoming her fears of not bonding with her baby.
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Bryan Scatchard, a new father with rheumatoid arthritis, from Lincolnshire, UK, talked to Shanta Everington about the joys and challenges of parenthood.
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Are there any stair gates which still allow a wheelchair over them and don't obscure much of the door way itself?
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Isabella Devani, a disabled parent from Kent, UK, reviews The social context of birth second edition, edited by Caroline Squire. 2009, Oxon, Radcliffe. ISBN 978 1846192 531. Price: £29.99.
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Shanta Everington, a first-time mother with idiopathic scoliosis, explores issues about pregnancy, childbirth and scoliosis.
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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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Agnes Fletcher, a disabled parent from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK, talks about her experience of going through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with her husband, Adam Thomas, who has a spinal cord injury.
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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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Jackie Topp is a disabled parent and researcher in her final year at The Open University. This article, about her on-going study of the experiences of disabled women during pregnancy, is based on a presentation she gave at Leicester University, UK.
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Mukti Jain Campion, Editor of Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, discusses guidelines for safe management of autonomic hyper-reflexia in labour for mothers with spinal cord injury.
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Kim Thomas, Editor of New Digest magazine from NCT, the UK's largest pregnancy and parenting charity, reports on the difficulties faced by deaf parents in accessing antenatal support and information, and the experience of NCT teachers in adapting...
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