Disability in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Disability in Pregnancy and Childbirth,
Edition 1
Edited by Stella Frances McKay-Moffat, BA(Hons), MPhil, FPCert, CertEd, RN, RM, ADM

Publication Date: 10 Oct 2007

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A first in Midwifery publishing! No other book advises midwives on the special needs of mothers with disabilities. Although an increasing number of women with disabilities are having children, the needs of this minority group are not always being effectively met. Disability in Pregnancy and Childbirth provides essential practical information to healthcare professionals working with this group.

Key Features

  • The first book on maternity care for women with additional or alternative needs
  • A practical resource for all working with pregnant women and mothers
  • Reflects the lived experiences of women with disabilities
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Holistic content
  • Looks at professional attitudes as well as the woman's needs
About the author
Edited by Stella Frances McKay-Moffat, BA(Hons), MPhil, FPCert, CertEd, RN, RM, ADM , Senior Lecturer, Midwifery and Women’s Health, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill College, Liverpool, UK
Table of Contents
1 Social construction of disability and motherhood
2 Women’s health and disability
3 Maternity services and women’s experiences
4 The role of the midwife in maternity service provision
5 Women with intellectual disabilities
6 Midwives skills, knowledge and attitudes: how they can affect maternity services
7 Sensory impairment
8 The interaction between specific conditions and the childbirth continuum
9 Resources
Book Reviews
"While the more common disabilities are discussed, such as visual or hearing impairments and intellectual disabilities, other disabilities are included which may not be so familiar but which midwives may encounter when caring for a woman or her partner. Suggestions for improving care at a service provision and individual level are discussed throughout using case scenarios and photographs of available equipment."
Book details
ISBN: 9780443103186
Page Count: 240
Illustrations: Illustrated
Retail Price: €38.99