Item description for The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth: by Judi Rogers & Molleen Matsumura...
Thoroughly researched and informative, this book is a practical guide both for disabled women planning for pregnancy and the health professionals who work with them. The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth supports the right of all women to choose motherhood, and will be useful for any disabled woman who desires to have a child. The subjects covered include an introduction to the ninety women and their specific disabilities; the decision to have a baby; parenting with a disability; emotional concerns of the mother, family and friends; nutrition and exercise in pregnancy; a look at each trimester; labor and delivery; caesarean delivery; the postpartum period; and breast-feeding. A list of references and a glossary will assist the reader in obtaining additional information and understanding medical terminology. Empathetic, balanced, comprehensive, and practical, this guide provides all the facts needed by disabled women and their families. It stresses the importance of informed communication among the pregnant woman, her family members, and health care professionals. It is the only book that answers critical questions and provides guidance for the woman with a disability facing one of life's biggest challenges.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 10, 2005
Publisher Demos Health
ISBN 1932603085 ISBN13 9781932603088