From Here to Maternity
"Already the mother of five children, Lana Grant's late diagnosis of autism at
age 38 transformed her experience of her sixth pregnancy. Based on her own
experiences of the challenges and joys of pregnancy and motherhood, this
witty, entertaining read provides insight into the unique challenges encountered
by mothers on the spectrum and provides tips and strategies for understanding
and overcoming them.
From physical and emotional changes, through to changes
of routine and a lack of sleep, Lana Grant explains what women on the spectrum
should expect in pregnancy and motherhood, as well as preparing them for
the inevitable u nexpected!
Her stories of learning to make allowances for
her feelings and her witty anecdotes offer support and a like-minded voice
to women on the spectrum. She discusses everything from learning to understand
the language used by medical professionals, who to tell what and when, and
the dangers of over-sharing, through to sensory challenges during and after
delivery, what to expect from staff in the hospital, and the social challenges
of interacting with other mums before and after the birth.
The first book
on this important topic of pregnancy and motherhood on the autism spectrum,
From Here to Maternity provides much needed support, insight and understanding
for women on the spectrum, their family and friends, and the professionals
working with them during and after pregnancy".
book is available to order from Amazon,
specialist and mainstream
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