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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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Resources
Rosemary Fincham, a mother of two who has diabetes, from Eastbourne, UK, reviews the DVD Women with diabetes – things you need to know (but maybe don’t). Produced by researchers at Queen's University Belfast, and funded by Diabetes UK...
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Paul Martin, a father of two from Bedford, UK, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when his first child, Lucas Max, was 18 months old. Paul describes his emotional journey facing the diagnosis as a father and shares a poem that he wrote after...
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Good practice
Ann Mayne, Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist in Women’s Health and Jill Mantle, Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, look at childbirth, scoliosis and physiotherapy.
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Ian Popperwell, UK, writes about the attitudes and discrimination faced by disabled parents, and how he has tackled being a visually impaired father.
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Question
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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Equipment and techniques
Nina Evans from the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME), UK, talks about the BIME wheelchair baby carrier and toddler carrier, with comment from disabled parent, Mandy Gatrick. Here Mandy talks about her experiences of getting out and about...
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Book reviews
Disabled father, Bryan Scatchard reviews Looking up: a humorous and unflinching account of learning to live again with sudden disability, by Tim Rushby-Smith. 2008, London, Virgin Books. ISBN 9780753513866. Price: £7.99
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Amy Blanchard lives in Southern New Hampshire in the USA with her husband and daughter Ella. Amy enjoys writing and has written several articles about her experience as a disabled mother. She also writes weekly about her journey into motherhood, as w...
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In DPPi issues 24 and 26, Penny Roberts from West Yorkshire, UK, described the incredible battle that she had to go through in order to retain custody of her unborn child and to obtain funding for care for both of them at home. Now, Penny looks back...
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