Call for disability status of pregnant women to be recorded to improve the standard of care

Mrs Bonanno is among an estimated 9 per cent of Australian women of childbearing age who have a disability, but little is known about their health during pregnancy, birth and the first year of motherhood.

Researchers from La Trobe University and the Royal Women’s want to change that by improving the way disabilities are identified at maternity hospitals.

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Topics:
Health, Mental Health, Medical, Parents, Families, Children

Author:
Jean Edwards

Source:
ABC News

Date published:
Tue 20th Jul, 2021