Providing accessible healthcare for Autistic Women - blog post

Henry, Karen (2023) Providing accessible healthcare for Autistic Women - blog post. all4maternity - The Practising Midwife - Blog.

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This blog accompanies an article with the same title which I have written around ideas to enhance maternity care for autistic women. (Published in The Practising Midwife journal February 2023 issue).

Current narratives say autistic women felt isolated, neglected, stigmatised and judged when engaging in maternity care. They felt hospital environments were sensory overloading and caused barriers to accessing care.

With support from the Florence Nightingale Foundation, I created a series of support plans to enable care adjustment ideas to flow between women and midwives to lower barriers and change future narratives for autistic women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: maternity, pregnancy, birth, postnatal care, Autism, accessible environments, support, reasonable adjustments, NHS, pain differences, communication, access, functioning labels, Autistic women, autistic mothers, autistic parents, disabling language
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
Depositing User: Karen Henry
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2023 10:02
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2023 10:02

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