Disability in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Edited by

  • Stella 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

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.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10318-6

Table of Contents

1 Social construction of disability and motherhood
2 Women’s health and disability
3 Maternity services and women’s experiences
4 The role of the midwife in maternity service provision
5 Women with intellectual disabilities
6 Midwives skills, knowledge and attitudes: how they can affect maternity services
7 Sensory impairment
8 The interaction between specific conditions and the childbirth continuum
9 Resources