Eating healthily and being physically active are important for a healthy pregnancy. Together they can influence your fertility and risk of complications during pregnancy. If you are planning to have a baby, or are pregnant, this article can help you.
Getting ready for birth is like preparing for a marathon. It’s about being both physically and mentally prepared. That’s where physiotherapists can help. Especially those trained to specifically work with women during this time.
It takes a village’ is often said about parenting. The same could be said about organisations as they provide support to parents. We are pleased to announce a partnership between disAbility Maternity Care and Karinya House.
Having a disability means additional challenges for women as they become mothers. Janelle Gullan, an Occupational Therapist (OT) discusses how OTs can support these mothers in their role independently.
In Australia, one in four women experience domestic or family violence at some time. For women with a disability, this increases with 50% of these women experiencing such trauma.
For women with intellectual disability, the rate increases higher, and often contributes to justification for removal of their babies from their care.