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Aggie Hu, Mothering at the intersectionMothering at the Intersection

Aggie Hu, post-doctoral fellow at the Lurie Institute, writes about her recent experience giving birth as an immigrant mother from China who has a disability.

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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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What to Think About Before Having a Baby: A Guide for Women with I/DDWhat to Think About Before Having a Baby

The first of NCDPR's four videos in its guide for women with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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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

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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