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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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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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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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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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Occupational therapists, Nelly Stanbury, of the Oxford Centre for Enablement, UK, and Sheeley Garrett, of the Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team, Hackney, London, UK, write about practical childcare ideas that may be useful for parents who use one h...
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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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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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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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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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