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Nov. 11th, 2007



Hi all!
My name's Tessa and I've just joined this comm for I'm very interested in learning all that I can about pregnancy and birth among people with disibilities.
A bit about me: I'm 23 and I've been blind since birth. I am very interested in having a natural birth whenever the time comes, hopefully I can have a water birth for I hear it does wonders for the pain and is a more gentle way for the baby. I don't much like hospitals, and I'm very interested in midwifery. I have a boyfriend that I've been with for 4 years and who is also blind.
On another note, I have many different kinds of hobbies and interests. I love writing, reading, listening to all kinds of music, learning about different cultures, natural remidies, Disney movies and so much more.
I can't wait to learn as much as I can about things of this nature for it is a great interest of mine.

I hope to hear from you whenever you all can and hope we can share many things about this almost nonexistant topic that people don't seem to talk about.

Oct. 28th, 2007


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Well  I had the baby the 5th. I named her Sachiko. 
I ended up having a C-section, which wasn't that bad but their first attempt at the spinal was... The first anesteseologist(sp?) I had was an idiot and ignored me when I told him I have RA... Needless to say and hour n' a half after he started I ended up being sent back to the room in tears, with no baby... The guy I got the next day was awesome though so it all worked out...

Oct. 19th, 2007


coping with pain of childbirth...

what method of pain relief did you use during labor? Hypnobirthing, water birth, pain meds, bradley method?

how much did it relieve the pain?

I hope to have a water birth if I can. We'll see about that.

Aug. 31st, 2007


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do any of you co-sleep/plan on co-sleeping? I do plan on it, but my hubby is worried about it (rolling over on the baby) which I assured him he'd be so aware that the baby was there that he wouldn't do that. But, he's still unsure about it. Some friends from church do that with their baby, and they said that it saved them a lot of money because they didn't have to buy a crib.

May. 13th, 2007


handicap accessible baby stuff?

hey so, do any of you have any way of rigging baby stuff to make it handicapped accessible? (ie. baby car seats, changing tables?)

I know there are a few companies that will do it for you. Do any of you know how much it costs?

Oh, I found a great baby carrier! here It may be helpful to some of you. The good thing is, it's light weight, and it's good for toddlers up to 3 years of age :)

I'll be getting it for sure when Josh and I have a baby



My name is Sarah, and I am 23. (As stated in the community info): I have created this community for pregnant disabled women and for women who are disabled that are parents. While I am not pregnant yet, I thought it would be a great idea to get this community up and running so that I could get advice from other disabled women before that time comes

My husband does not want kids yet, (probably another 2 years) but it can't hurt to get information before hand from women who are also disabled right? Right! So, I just hope that this community will be of help to other women like me.

There aren't any communities on LJ for pregnant disabled women, and that really made me sad. That's why I wanted to create one!

Thanks and I look forward to anyone that may join this community :)

(ps-for anyone wondering, I have Cerebral Palsy and use a walker)