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For all woman, becoming a mother is a journey. It requires learning new information and skills.  If you are a woman with a disability, or a partner, family member or carer for her, your journey may have added challenges.

This section contains information and articles on pregnancy, birth and early motherhood for women with disabilities and their families or carers. Each article is presented in blog format with links to further information and resources for that topic.  

Whilst this information is a guide for you and your family, it does not replace medical or health advice from your particular doctor or health practitioner.

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Mind the (disability) gender gap

‘You can’t be, what you can’t see’ – the words of 2022 Australian of the year Dylan Alcott are so important, as we approach Fathers day this month in Australia.
We increasingly hear stories and see images of mothers with a disability in our media, but fathers with disabilities are often invisible. Why is this important? Read on to find out more.

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Breastfeeding with a disability

Whether you are a first time mum or a third, everyone has an opinion about how to feed your child. Deaire, brand ambassador for disAbility Maternity Care talks about the challenges of breastfeeding with a disability.

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Newborn baby wrapped in blankets after birth. Mother looking for the first time on new born daughter. Newborn child seconds and minutes after birth. Happy mum crying.

Self-care after a caesarean when you have a disability

The first few months after your baby is born are a crucial time for self-care. I’m going to bust one very important myth. Once the baby is born, it’s not just a quick and easy transition back. Don’t forget your body has just been through a pretty traumatic experience and now it has to readapt to a new normal.

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Summer and Water Safety: Tips for Parents of Young Children

Summer is synonymous with fun for young children – trips to the beach, playing with friends under the open sky, and playing in the swimming pool with friends and family are some typical summer activities. But in all that fun and excitement, it’s important to remember that water can pose a threat for kids at times, especially younger ones who do not quite understand the dangers. This article gives some tips and pointers for keeping kids safe during summertime.

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Australian College of Midwives
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www.fpnsw.org.au

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www.maternitychoices.org.au

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People with Disability Australia
www.pwd.org.au

Raising Children Network Pregnancy
raisingchildren.net.au/pregnancy/pregnancy_and_birth.html

Women with Disabilities Australia
wwda.org.au/issues/motherhd