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    Spinal cord injury no bar to parenthood

    Spinal cord injury no bar to parenthood
    But resources are few, mother's study finds
    Jun 13, 2008 TORONTO STAR

    Anita Kaiser always wanted to be a mother. That dream didn't change following the 1996 car crash that left her paralyzed from the chest down.
    Kaiser, 36, gave birth to daughter Olivia five months ago. And yesterday, her groundbreaking study into the needs of parents with spinal cord injuries was presented at a Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists conference in Whitehorse, attended by 300 professionals from Canada and abroad.



    It looked at the experiences of 12 mothers and fathers with spinal cord injuries, including social attitudes they encountered, division of labour between spouses and physical challenges of caring for a child.

    see here to read full article: http://www.thestar.com/article/442497



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    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 07-04-2008 at 12:54 PM.

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