Elaine McEwan Carty is an associate professor of nursing at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an associate midwife with the Grace Hospital Nurse Midwifery Service in Vancouver.
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH PROMOTION FOR THE PREGNANT WOMAN WHO IS DISABLED: The Role of the Midwife
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1990 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 35, Issue 3, pages 133–142, May-June 1990
How to Cite
Carty, E. M., Conine, T. A. and Hall, L. (1990), COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH PROMOTION FOR THE PREGNANT WOMAN WHO IS DISABLED: The Role of the Midwife. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 35: 133–142. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(90)90163-Y
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
Increasing numbers of women with physical or sensory disabilities are choosing to bear children. Research and experience seem to indicate serious shortcomings in assisting disabled primiparas toward confident, healthy, and safe childbearing and childcaring. Guidelines are suggested for appropriate referral or direct provision of education and counselling services for such clients during prepregnancy, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Useful resources are identified to assist the nurse-midwife in her role.