Chapter 1. Becoming a Mother – Becoming a Father

  1. Gwynnyth Llewellyn Professor Dean Director leader2,
  2. Rannveig Traustadóttir Professor Director former president3,
  3. David McConnell Professor Executive Director former president4 and
  4. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant3
  1. Rachel Mayes Postdoctoral Research Fellow1 and
  2. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant3

Published Online: 5 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch1

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

How to Cite

Mayes, R. and Björg Sigurjónsdóttir, H. (2010) Becoming a Mother – Becoming a Father, in Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures (eds G. Llewellyn, R. Traustadóttir, D. McConnell and H. Björg Sigurjónsdóttir), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 3

    University of Iceland

  3. 4

    University of Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 3

    University of Iceland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470772959

Online ISBN: 9780470660393

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Keywords:

  • family and community life;
  • becoming a mother - becoming a father;
  • mothers with intellectual disabilities and fathers with intellectual disabilities;
  • practice of involuntary sterilization - focusing on women with intellectual disabilities;
  • gender - important unacknowledged dimension influencing disabled people;
  • experiences of becoming a parent for people with intellectual disabilities;
  • planning the pregnancy;
  • planned or unplanned - discovering a pregnancy and intense emotional reactions;
  • expectant mothers, becoming a mother centering on their pregnant bodies;
  • social policies regarding child bearing and parenting - between Iceland and Australia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Studies

  • Finding Out We're Having a Baby

  • Doing the Work of Becoming a Mother

  • Doing the Work of Becoming a Father

  • Discussion

  • Principles for Practice

  • References