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Birth Options for Mothers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: “2” Cesarean Sections

Birth Options for Mothers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: “2” Cesarean Sections

Once a woman learns she’s about to have a child, her attention is immediately directed towards prenatal care. At the mid-point of pregnancy, approximately 20 weeks, doctors will begin discussing a birth plan with the expectant parents. A birth plan is a document that lets your medical team know your preferences for your delivery, including […]

Blindness & Infertility: A Mother’s Story

Blindness & Infertility: A Mother’s Story

We sat in the waiting room. The backs of my legs squeaked against the leather chair. I was fidgeting, my heart pounding. My husband reached over and grabbed my hand. The gesture startled me, but I was happy he was there for me as we waited for the doctor. Finally, my name was called and […]

Preparing for Pregnancy Part III – Resources & Services

Preparing for Pregnancy Part III – Resources & Services

If you’re ready to start your family and you understand the medical implications of pregnancy, now its time to dive into the resources and services that could help you safely and independently parent your child. Reach out to your state or community resources and contact any social service agencies who have previously provided services relating to […]

Preparing for Pregnancy Part II – Medical Implications

Preparing for Pregnancy Part II – Medical Implications

Once you determine you are ready to start your family, it is important to consider the medical implications of having a child. Most women think they only need to see their gynecologist when they begin to plan for pregnancy. However, it is equally important to see your primary physician, dentist, and ophthalmology specialist. These medical […]

Preparing For Pregnancy – Am I Ready?

Preparing For Pregnancy – Am I Ready?

If there is one thing I’ve learned from my two C-sections, it’s that pregnancy is nothing like the way it’s portrayed in the movies. Growing a human being is tough work, both physically and emotionally. From morning sickness to the anxiety that surrounds your impending due date, becoming a mother is a long, arduous road. Blindness […]

How A Disabled Pregnant Woman Handles Insensitive Questions

How A Disabled Pregnant Woman Handles Insensitive Questions

Being a young, thirty something, blind woman I usually stand out in a crowd. People are often shocked to see someone my age wielding a white cane as I navigate through my local neighborhood. When my husband and I found out we were expecting just six months after I had been declared blind, the two […]