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PeterGray, from Kent UK, whose wife, Mary has pregnancy-associated osteoporosis, talks about their experiences of childcare equipment for parents with back problems.
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Tracey Johnston of Poole, Dorset, UK, talks about her experience of stroke and motherhood, and how she adjusted successfully to one-handed parenting.
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DPPI Information Service has received a number of calls from parents and prospective parents, with back problems. This article describes some parents’ experiences and provides suggestions for dealing with basic parenting tasks.
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Ellen Bird, a mother with amyoplasia, a form of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), from Staffordshire, UK, talks about her experience of pregnancy and early parenthood.
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Nicky Hunter is an Occupational Therapist with the Spinal Outreach Team at Queensland Spinal Cord Injury Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Health Services District in Australia. She describes the innovative and collaborative approach of the Sp...
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Kate Hodson, from The Stroke Association, a charity supporting and providing a voice for stroke survivors and their families across the UK, reviews DPPI’s One-handed parenting: a practical guide for new parents. The guide is available from DPPI...
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Louise Medus, a Thalidomide-impaired mother from Kent, UK, talks to Shanta Everington about her experiences of parenting her two children – Emma and Jack, now aged 21 and 17. Since remarrying, Louise also has two adult stepchildren. Her book No...
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Contains information on various aspects of baby care for one-handed parents, including lifting and carrying, nappy changing, feeding, going out and about, bathing and bedtime. For each task area, the guide suggests things to consider and also offers...
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Equipment and techniques
Chris Gibson, project engineer and Betty Bateson, honorary secretary of the REMAP panel in Doncaster, outline the work of the UK charity. They also describe how the panel enabled a disabled mother to buckle her child's car sea...
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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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Tracey Johnston of Poole, Dorset, UK, talks about her experience of stroke and motherhood, and how she adjusted successfully to one-handed parenting.
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