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CYP Wellbeing seminar series: Dr Aimee Grant - Supporting Autistic people through pregnancy and the fourth trimester

Supporting Autistic people through pregnancy and the fourth trimester. What does the evidence say?

The CYP Wellbeing @Exeter Research Network are pleased to invite you to the next seminar in our seminar series with Dr Aimee Grant, Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Swansea University & Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow. This will be an online presentation which will be live streamed to locations Streatham and available online.

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Aimee Grant is a Senior Lecturer and Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at Swansea University Centre for Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translation. She has researched marginalised pregnancy and early motherhood for the past decade, including those living in poverty, stigmatised locations and Disabled women. Aimee's current research is an 8 year Wellcome Trust funded longitudinal study using visual methods to understand Autistic experiences "from menstruation to menopause". She is the author of two Documentary Analysis texts (Routledge, 2019; Policy Press, 2022), and is currently writing The Autism Friendly Guide to Pregnancy (and the fourth trimester), Managing Your Research Project, with Pat Thompson, Helen Kara and Inger Mewburn (Routledge), and is editing Using Documents in Research, with Helen Kara (Policy Press).




Autism is a normal part of cognitive diversity, and around 1 in 125 of births in the UK are to those with a diagnosis of Autism. In this presentation, I will discuss my research on Autistic people’s experiences of maternity care, and the entirely Autistic-developed resources “Autistic pregnancy, birth and beyond: your questions answered.” I will end by arguing that good maternity care for Autistic people follows the principles of universal design, and would benefit all service users.

Event: Monday 13th May 12:00-1:00pm Livestreamed to Penryn campus Room TBC, Streatham Campus Washington Singer 234 and St Luke’s Exeter Medical School Building, room S11.

Title: Supporting Autistic people through pregnancy and the fourth trimester. What does the evidence say?

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available at both venues. 

Please register to attend here or email for more information. Please feel free to forward this to your colleagues and networks. Please note these events are open to all students as well as staff. Thank you.