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Chelsea Devona, "A twin pregnancy with a diagnosis of Charlotte Brontë’s pregnancy disability–hyperemesis gravidarum"A Twin Pregnancy with a Diagnosis of Charlotte Brontë’s Pregnancy Disability—Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Chelsea Devona was prepared for common pregnancy issues like nausea and tiredness. But she was not prepared for what happened during her pregnancy.

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Video Guide Series for Women with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities Who Are Pregnant or Thinking About PregnancyOur New Video Guide Series on Pregnancy Among People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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The National Center for Disability and Pregnancy Research has published a video guide in four segments for women with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who are preparing to have a baby or thinking about pregnancy, or who have just had a baby.

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Perinatal Health Risks and Outcomes Among US Women With Self-Reported Disability, 2011–19Perinatal Health Risks and Outcomes Among US Women With Self-Reported Disability

Dr. Willi Horner-Johnson narrates this short video explaining the health risks and outcomes that researchers found among disabled people during pregnancy and around childbirth. She also summarizes the researchers' recommendations.

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Black Maternal Health Week - resources and information. An illustration of a visibly pregnant Black person is next to the text. Black Maternal Health

Learn more. Access resources and an infographic on health inequality.

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Pregnancy Care Disparities

Deaf and hard-of-hearing women have distinct healthcare experiences during and after pregnancy, facing disparities in needs and outcomes.

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‘Do you have a man? Can you have sex?’

Disabled women have children at the same rate as nondisabled women, but Lurie Institute director Monika Mitra notes that "[t]he assumption is that a person cannot have a disability and take care of someone else."

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