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Looking for good mental health advice places for dealing with toxic people
I am 21 weeks pregnant and my hubby and step son are very excited. Unfortunately when I fell ill with my current condition, my family stopped contact. I informed them when I first found out I was pregnant, which they were not too bothered about. When I announced it publicly, it seemed to re-ignite some kind of hatred for me and after a few days, I started receiving messages from relatives (aunts, cousins, etc) being really nasty and telling all kinds of lies, from me not telling anyone I was pregnant (which we proved we did) to me being money grabbing and work shy, not sick. They then decended to the fact I am cruel for forcing a child to come into this work, knowing their parent is disabled and sick, how I am a shame on the family and a sicko. It was very upsetting and I am trying my best to remain calm as stress causes crashes in my illness and I am scared of hurting the baby who is currently health, fine and my condition is not hereditary, so I think its just prejudice shining through. Does anyone know any good resources or places I can get advice on dealing with this nasty side of pregnancy with a disability?
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Services available to physically disabled women during labour/delivery
Just wondering if anyone knew any services that women with physical disabilities can use to help with safe births and maternal satisfaction, I've seen a lot for antenatal and postnatal but not a lot of services dedicated solely for labour.
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I'm Disable single parent
I'm Disable single parent with a son 17 years old, my income is 11000 per year with all ppi and Universal Credit... My son at 17 years old wish to have a normal life with people at same age but is still in school and I can't afford to pay for small things like a pizza out or a decent clothes... be disable really is bad but not been able to pay for more than rent, tax and food is struggling me and killing me inside... any suggestion please? Thank you Francesco
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Hi all, I am a Midwife supporting a disabled woman.
I am currently supporting a young woman who is pregnant with her first child. She is a wheelchair user. Are there any charities around who may be able to support with equipment such as a wheelchair friendly/adapted pram etc please? Thank you.
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Making children's playtime more accessible for parents with mobility impairments
Hi everyone :) My name is Sophie and I'm a student at Loughborough University studying Product Design. I am looking for parents with mobility impairments to complete my anonymous survey around how playtime activities for children can be made more accessible for disabled parents. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete and will be hugely appreciated. Thank you in advance and please do not be afraid to contact me if you have any further questions. This research has been granted approval by the Loughborough Ethics Committee. https://lboro.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/making-childrens-playtime-activities-m...
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Research opportunity for parents who struggle with mobility
Hi everyone :) My name is Sophie and I'm a student at Loughborough University studying Product Design. I am currently undertaking a module around research and am required to conduct primary research. The brief is to design a product to help new parents. I am looking for several participants (must be new parents/parents with young children who suffer from mobility impairments) who would be willing to take part in a 20 minute interview with me via Teams/Google Meet or equivalent, to discuss solutions I have designed in regards to making playtime with children more accessible for parents with mobility impairments . My ethics application will be accepted on Tuesday 16th May, so I am looking for participants who are available towards the end of that week. All material needed (my sketched designs) will be sent prior to the interview for later discussion. Please do get in touch if you are interested via my email: s.a.lawrence-21@student.lboro.ac.uk. Thank you in advance and please do not be afraid to contact me if you have any further questions.
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Disability and Children's services/Social Services
My daughter has learning difficulties and a referral was made to Children's Services. Nothing has been done yet, but the Midwife keeps on pushing the situation and, actively got the referral re-submitted to Children's services, I am concerned that they may choose to remove the child from my daughter's care and wondered under what circumstances they could actually do that. Although the referral was for additional support, something feels "off" and it is concerning, Not sure how to feel or what to do.... Any thoughts please. Kind Regards Lesley.
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Partner, carer, father
Hi. My partner is also my full time carer. Our pregnancy was not planned, the opposite infact, we had decided not to have children but we have just found out I’m 12 weeks pregnant. He is terrified. He is 51. He is worried about Caring for my needs and a child’s and if our child is disabled too then the implications of that; how he will cope if I’m having a bad day and he doesn’t seem to hold as much faith In my ability to be a mother as I do. We are under consultant care due to my disability and she (38) and I have fantastic support in place from many areas but it doesn’t seem to reduce his fears as it has mine. Has anyone else experienced this? Maybe you would be so kind as to share your ways of overcoming this (let’s face it, the disabled community is full of people overcoming adversity every day!!) and if there is any advise or signposting for my partner. I’d be ever so grateful. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond.
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Does anyone have advice on developing a plan for someone with a brian injury?
A client is diagnosed with a brain injury. She has frequent headaches and requires 10h of sleep at night with a 3h nap during the day to function at a safe level. What supports are available/what can I put in place before the infant arrives.
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Issues with accessing health care?
Hi all, I am currently studying a health degree, and I have been asked to research the topic of "issues with individuals with hearing loss accessing healthcare". I was wondering if anyone would kindly share their own experiences of this ? and if anyone can point me in the right direction of statistics for this topic? that would be a huuuge help. Thank you for taking the time to read this! Best Wishes
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I don't know what to do. This isn't really a question.
Things were going so well. I was fighting to be back in my son's life. Having weekly supervised contact with him. I have severe mental illness. It doesn't affect my judgement but it makes social interaction painfully stressful, and it's painfully stressful for me to concentrate. As you can imagine that causes problems. I've had to spend my life really learning how to communicate automatically. I tend to be very open and honest about my disability, admittedly bringing it up when I think it's relevant (rather than needing someone to ask about it), rather than hiding it. I don't find anything is wrong about that. My disability is not some scary subject to keep to myself. I'm not ashamed of it, I don't control it. Social worker doesn't agree. I'm not allowed to talk about the details of my mental illness when my son can hear. It's "inappropriate" for an 8 year old to hear. When I say I can't concentrate more easily around people, it's not a choice, the social worker said "it needs to be" (a choice). But it's not. I am what I am. It's easier when I'm around my son and interacting with him, but if someone else starts making conversation, it's difficult for me to notice that I'm talking about the forbidden subject of my disability and how it affects me. My son said, two weeks ago, that he loves me. I hadn't heard that for two and a half years. And now I'm not going to see him again. Because I can't get rid of my disability and be the parent social services want me to be. I just feel sick. Stuck. I hate my brain. I hate myself.
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Looking to hear experiences with infertility
Hello! My name is Olivia and I am a journalist and radio producer at the BBC. I am working on a story about infertility. I want to hear from women with different perspectives about their experiences, how best to support women going through this and how we can remove some of the social stigma from the topic of infertility. I am keen to hear from women who may have/had experienced infertility as a result of a disability, and/or women with experience of IVF / adoption. I am happy to provide more details over the phone or email. Please contact me on olivia.cope@bbc.co.uk if you are keen to share your story. Thank you!
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Prenatal and Postnatal yoga/therapeutic movement & relaxation.
Hi I am an Occupational Therapist, parent to two small children and registered Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher. I am keen to launch (and am in the very early planning stages) an accessible pregnancy/post natal yoga/movement based class for parents to be/parents in this community and would like to hear from anyone about what would most helpful and practical. I am planning this as an online class, chair and/or mat based over blocks of 4-6 weeks. I want it to offer a movement and meditation practice that supports parents to be/parents through the journey of preparing for the birth of their baby and in the post natal period after their baby is born (and all the joyful challenges that includes!!) As an OT I want this to be adaptive yoga which also meets the functional/every day needs of the community of parents so will design a practice that offers support for your own mobility/feeding/baby care/your own self care/ etc. The practice will be available with a suggested cost and a 'what you would like to pay' option to hopefully ensure it is inclusive as possible. Please contact me and let me know if this sounds like a class that might be of interest to you. I can speak with you directly and offer lots more information about prenatal/post natal yoga. Feel free to look at me on linked in/www.jessamychanelyoga.com. thanks Jessamy
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Am looking for deaf parenting groups for families with autistic children
I am trying to find resources for a deaf client with learning disabilities who has a young autistic child. Practical parenting and support
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How can Health Visitors best support parents with a learning disability
I am a student health visitor completing a project on how health visitors can best support parents with a learning disability. I am focusing mainly on the assessment of parenting capacity. The aim is to improve the assessment process so that strengths and areas for further learning can be identified so health visitors can support parents with a learning disability to reach their full potential. I would love to hear peoples thoughts and experiences on this. How you think health visitors could support parents and any extra support you feel would be good. Any information you share would be greatly appreciated. I may use your words in my project but I will not use the name of this forum and I will not use your user name. Thank you for reading. Best wishes and take care. Gina
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