Monday, May 29, 2023

Disabled Pregnancy and Parenting Resources

The issues of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting for people with disabilities is not very well covered on the Internet so ABLEize has gathered as much information as possible and listed all of those resources in this section that cover issues such as giving birth with a disability, pregnancy and conceiving along with details of parenting and being a parent with a disability including wheelchair users, deaf, blind and a range of other disabilities.

Find information, advice and resources listed in this section connected to being a disabled parent along with practical help and tips for pregnant, would be mothers that just happen to be disabled. Browse the sites and services below to find details of disability and pregnancy along with how and where to get support for a range of disabilities in all areas of pregnancy and giving birth as well as coping as a disabled parent.

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Providing information and support for deaf parents to be along with information about concerns during pregnancy, giving birth and a range of resources for deaf parents. Includes news, related links of interest and contacts.

An information resource on disability and parenthood offering information and advice for disabled parents as well as professionals. Provides articles, message board and help sections including how to get access to the right support, available resources and a number of useful publications. Also provides a free phone helpline. London based.

Offers details of support during pregnancy including taking your epilepsy medicine during pregnancy, risks to you and your baby if you have a seizure and how to get support during and after pregnancy.

A dedicated online resource aimed at assisting and offering advice to parents of blind or vision impaired children. Includes details of local services as well as how to connect with other parents.

Providing sexual health and contraception advice with details of clinics throughout the UK.

Providing information, support and resources for parents and would-be parents with MS. Includes medication facts and details the risks of your baby having MS at birth.

The personal site of a spinal cord injured wheelchair user telling the story of how she copes being a mum spinal injury along with details of the pregnancy and birth and a range of practical issues relating to parenthood disability.

An informative US blog providing information and support for parents with a disability or disabled people planning to become a parent as well as assistance for a non-disabled partner of disabled parent.

Diabetes UK offering information and facts about pregnancy including the increased risk of miscarriage, managing your diabetes and keeping control of your blood sugar levels.

A useful site covering all areas of dwafism and pregnancy from finding maternity clothes, genetic testing, hospital length stays and a range of related facts and informative resources.

Printable PDF provided by Capability Scotland for people with cerebral palsy in the areas of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood and practical information about planning a pregnancy, fertility and the emotional changes involved.

A free to use, quick and easy online tool that enables you to work out your pregnancy due date by entering your last menstrual period.

Information and resources for parents of blind or vision impaired children. Supplied by the RNIB.

Explains the problems faced by spinal cord injured men in becoming a father and offers a range of solutions.

An informative UK government site providing details of support for disabled parents, their rights and current legislation along with health issues during pregnancy and where to get help.

An informative article from the Guardian news group highlighting the issues faced by people with disabilities during pregnancy.