Being a Disabled Woman and Mum: My Journey from Childhood

  • Jo Skitteral


  • This chapter discusses a disabled woman’s personal quest to be a mother.

  • It illustrates how messages towards motherhood were missing in childhood so there was no expectation to be a parent.

  • The chapter identifies valued support and offers learning for professionals.


  1. Skitteral, J. (2013). Transitions? An Invitation to Think Outside Y/our Problem Box, Get Fire in Your Belly and Put Pebbles in the Pond. In T. Curran & K. Runswick-Cole (Eds.), Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies: Critical Approaches in a Global Context (pp. 22–29). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jo Skitteral
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  1. 1.Social Worker and Independent TrainerSomersetUK

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