Parents and Families

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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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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