Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

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Study by UMass Medical School and Brandeis University highlights unmet needs, barriers to care for pregnant women with disabilities

A study initiated at UMass Medical School and led by Brandeis University highlights unmet needs and barriers to care for women with physical disabilities during pregnancy and childbirth, including clinicians’ knowledge and attitudes and accessibility to health care facilities and equipment. The researchers said clinicians need training to better care for pregnant women with physical disabilities.