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disAbility Maternity Care

"Changing the conversation to support parents with a difference"​

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As parents, knowing you are not alone helps you to get through those challenging times. Sharing stories also helps us feel connected. If you would like to contribute a story, please contact us here.

disAbility Maternity Care provides information about pregnancy, birth and early parenting for parents with a disability, families and professionals. Our range of services includes information, training and events as well as links to other relevant organisations. Sign up to receive updates, or check out our social media sites.

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“Spring into Parenting: Collaborative Care to support Parents with disabilities” 2023 Conference

disAbility Maternity Care is excited to bring you the second annual Collaborative Care to support Parents with Disabilities Conference. Join us for a Pre-Conference workshop on 1st August 1-5pm, followed by the full day conference on September 1st 8.30 – 4.30. This is followed by our Networking event to 6pm.

Maternity and community providers are encouraged to attend and upskill.

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disAbility Maternity Matters Podcast

Season 2 Coming soon!!!

Season 1 is now available for listening. In this season parents Toby, Dani, Simon and Kimberley provide valuable insights into their lived experience as a parent with a disability.

Subscribe to listen to Season 1 of disAbility Maternity Matters.

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New Blogs

Mind the (disability) gender gap

Celebrate the importance of fathers in our lives with this new blog. Having fathers with disabilities visible in our community establishes good role models for children, both with and without disabilities.

Breastfeeding with a disability

Read the latest blogs from our ambassador Deaire as she talks about the challenges of breastfeeding with a disability.

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Parents and Families
We are looking for other organisations to work with us to change the conversation for parents with a disability. If you are interested in working with us to do this please contact us here.

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Earlier this week, we were very appreciative of the invitation and oportunity to provide evidence on the experiences around birth trauma for parents with disabilities to the NDSW Parliament Select Committee on Birth Trauma
Whilst so many women experience birth trauma that they carry in their lives, so often, parents with disabilities are invisible within our maternity systems, and the trauma experienced in multiple ways goes un-noticed and unaddressed. 
Thank you for the opportunity to make these issues visible and part of the conversation. 
#nswparliament #committeeonbirthtrauma #birthtrauma #obstetricviolence #maternitytrauma #traumaformotherswithdisabilities #disability  #diversity  #disabilities #disabilityawareness #VisibilityforDisability#disabilityinclusion #beingdiversenotdisabled#disabilityrights #disabilityjustice #disabilitypride #disabilitysupport #disabilityservices #disabilitycommunity #disabilityeducation #disabilityaustralia #disabilityconfident #disabilitymatters#disAbilityMaternityCare#DMC#dmcsupport #changingtheconversation
From all of us at disability Maternity Care,  to you: Happy Harmony day ! For those who don't know, we chose the colour orange of Harmony day as the colour to represent us and what we stand for. We love it 🧡
#HarmonyDay #2024harmonyday #orange #orangeforDMC  #disAbilityMaternityCare  #disability  #diversity  #inclusion #InclusiveParenting #DMCSupport  #disabledparenting #diverseparents
Changing the conversation is not easy, but @dmcsupport are making headway with their new Maternity Support Worker. ⁣Meet their first MSW Allyson:
"My name is Allyson and I’m a Maternity Support Worker (MSW)with DMC Support. As a DeafBlind mum myself, I understand the challenges faced by new mothers who identify as having a disability. DMC Support offers a unique service to women with a disability who are pregnant; working alongside them throughout their pregnancy and into early parenthood.
It's no secret that parenthood is hard work, but for those with a disability, there are many additional challenges, both mentally and physically. As a MSW, I offer women and their families support that is specialised and individual to each parent. My role as a MSW differs from that of a regular disability support worker as I assist women with a range of needs throughout their pregnancy including advocacy, support for pregnancy education and preparation for parenthood. Throughout this important journey, I work with women and their support team through both practical face-to-face and virtual support."
To refer your NDIS participants to DMC Support, visit their website for an online referral form at 
[image: Post with photo of pale skin womn with auburn long hair wearing glasses, on a background of cream and green circles. The words' Congratulations to DMC Support, This is a first in supporting parents with disabilities' written at the top]
#maternitysupportworker #disabilitysupports #disabilityservices #motherswithdisabilities #individualisedsupport #disabledmums #deafblindmums #visionimpairment #awesomemums #disability #disabilityinclusion #disabilitysupport #disabilityawareness #disAbilityMaternityCare #DMC  #dmcsupport #disabilitymaternitymatterspodcast
This week has been raising awareness of limb difference with National Amputee Awareness week. What ever the reason for limb difference, the words of @fanni.illes remind us loudly and clearly - 'To be a good mother, you don't need legs, you need all the love of my heart'.⁣
[image: black and white image of a women with dark hair, white shirt and jeans with lower limb difference, holding and kissing a baby]
#amputee #nationalamputeeawarenessweek #limbdifference #motherswithlimbdifference #amputeemothers #parentswithamputations #mothers #motherswithdisability #womenwithdisability #wheelchairmums #mumswithdifference
Happy Friday - something to make our day! But it also reminds us with Mental health month coming up next week, role models can have long-lasting impression,s and when mums are struggling in their own lives, it can transfer through generations. So when we extend the hand to help the mum, we give help to future generations. ⁣
[image: cream background with white and orange wavy lines at sides, with quotwe 'My nother was my role model before I even knew what that word was']
#motherbaby #maternalinfant #maternalinfantbond #infantattachment #babybonding #babylove #attunement #newborn #newbaby#mothers #motherlove #mothertime #motheremotions#mothers #beingamother #mums #mumswithdiversity #disabledmothers #wheelchairmoms #parentswithadisability #diverseparenting #maternity #maternitycare #mothering #motheringdifferently

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