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Master Thesis

Enquête sur le vécu de la maternité chez une femme en situation de handicap moteur

Abstract : Pregnancy in women with motor disabilities is increasingly recognized by society and by the government. In December 2019, the government announced the opening of a resource centre on "Intimate life, sexuality and support for parenthood" for these women, their families and professionals in all French regions. Objectives: To understand the maternity experience of women with motor disabilities and to determine the expectations of these women concerning their care. Methods: This qualitative, descriptive and interpretative study is based on the thematic analysis of telephone testimonies. An interview grid was established beforehand to guide the women in their accounts. Results: Nine women were recruited. The women in wheelchairs said they felt identical to the able-bodied women, with the same moments of joy, the same questions, the same fears and anxieties. On the other hand, the couple may encounter a lack of accessibility and knowledge of the pathology by the health care team. Conclusion: Motherhood is a source of fulfillment for all women, including women with motor disabilities. Despite a lack of knowledge on the part of health professionals, the midwife remains a referent in the overall care of the patient.
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Sarah Mouliade. Enquête sur le vécu de la maternité chez une femme en situation de handicap moteur. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03451379⟩



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