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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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Della Sharpe, a mother with cerebral palsy, from Swindon, UK, writes about making the decision to have a second child after experiencing a head injury.
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Tom Shakespeare, disabled parent, sociologist and bioethicist, is a research fellow at Newcastle University, UK. He has written widely on disability issues and is the author of Disability rights and wrongs (Routledge, 2006). Here, he discusses the et...
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Bernadette Gregory, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, describes a project to teach student midwives basic British Sign Language.
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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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Nicole Crosby-McKenna is the campaigns officer at Epilepsy Action. With help from some of the writers of the Pregnancy diaries, Nicole explains why support for mothers with epilepsy is vital before and during pregnancy.
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In DPPI journal, issue 53/54, we featured the Mothers in Mind campaign, launched by Epilepsy In DPPI journal, issue 53/54, we featured the Mothers in Mind campaign, launched by Epilepsy Action, UK, in 2006. Here, Nicole Crosby-McK...
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Jane Fraser, a social worker and experienced sex education trainer with specialist knowledge in learning disability, from Worcester, UK, discusses the history of sex education and the availability of suitable resources for disabled young people. She...
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My partner and I would really like to have a baby but we are both blind. Family keep telling us that we should not do this as it will be too difficult. Can you advise?
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Emily Clacy, from Reading, UK, who has a spinal cord injury, describes her experience of some of the practical and emotional aspects of disabled parenthood.
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