perinatal health

Pregnancy among women with physical disabilities: Unmet needs and recommendations on navigating pregnancy

Monika Mitra , Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil , Ph.D., J.D., Lisa I. Iezzoni , M.D., M.Sc., Suzanne C. Smeltzer , Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Lauren D. Smith , M.P.H. July 2016Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 457–463 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.007 Background Despite concerns raised in the literature on the adverse pregnancy outcomes of women with physical disabilities, there is […]

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A perinatal health framework for women with physical disabilities

Monika Mitra, Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Suzanne C. Smeltzer, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 499–506 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.007 | Background Studies suggest that women with disabilities experience health and health care disparities before, during, and after pregnancy. However, existing perinatal health and health care frameworks do […]

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