Disability In Preg & Childbirth

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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
• Holistic content
• Looks at professional attitudes as well as the woman's needs

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"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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443103186
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 0.50 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiv

Chapter 1 The social construction of disability and motherhood Pam Lee 1

Chapter 2 Women's health and disability Stella McKay-Moffat Pam Lee 19

Chapter 3 Maternity services and women's experiences Jackie Rotheram Stella McKay-Moffat 49

Chapter 4 The role of the midwife in maternity service provision Stella McKay-Moffat Jackie Rotheram 75

Chapter 5 Women with intellectual disabilities Linda Moss 95

Chapter 6 Midwives' skills, knowledge and attitudes: how they can affect maternity services Stella McKay-Moffat 115

Chapter 7 Sensory impairment Pam Lee 139

Chapter 8 The interaction between specific conditions and the childbirth continuum Stella McKay-Moffat 159

Chapter 9 Resources Jackie Rotheram Stella McKay-Moffat Linda Moss Pam Lee 189

Index 215

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