This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. A first in Midwifery publishing! No other book advises midwives on the special needs of mothers with disabilities. Although an increasing number of women with disabilities are having children, the needs of this minority group are not always being effectively met. Disability in Pregnancy and Childbirth provides essential practical information to healthcare professionals working with this group.
The first book on maternity care for women with additional or alternative needs
A practical resource for all working with pregnant women and mothers
Reflects the lived experiences of women with disabilities
Written by experts in the field
Looks at professional attitudes as well as the woman's needs
"While the more common disabilities are discussed, such as visual or hearing impairments and intellectual disabilities, other disabilities are included which may not be so familiar but which midwives may encounter when caring for a woman or her partner. Suggestions for improving care at a service provision and individual level are discussed throughout using case scenarios and photographs of available equipment." MIDIRS Digest
Edited by Stella Frances McKay-Moffat, BA(Hons), MPhil, FPCert, CertEd, RN, RM, ADM , Senior Lecturer, Midwifery and Women’s Health, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill College, Liverpool, UK
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