Spectrum of Experiences – Day 4
16th June 2022
Recorded talk by Lana Grant
Lana Grants shares her experiences of pregnancy and parenthood as a woman on the Autistic Spectrum. Lana has also provided a Powerpoint which will be uploaded soon (bear with us: technical difficulties).
Lana Speaks about:
- her late diagnosis at 38
- trying to find information to help her during pregnancy
- finding community of other Autistic parents
- interactions with midwifery staff, hospital visits, making choices around pregnancy and giving birth
- morning sickness (TW for people with emetophobia: mentions of nausea and vomiting), exhaustion
- the interactions between autistic masking, social differences, interacting with other parents
- releasing stress and perfectionism
“Specialist advisor and advocate for people with autism and their families. I have worked within the field of autism for nearly twenty years. I have a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome which I received in my late 30’s.
I am also a parent of children on the autism spectrum. I am experienced in supporting and educating young people with autism from 3 years into adulthood.
I specialise in autism and females and my debut book “From Here To Maternity, pregnancy and motherhood on the Autism Spectrum” was published in March 2015 by Jessica Kingsley publishers.
I am based in South Staffordshire and I am the mother of six children.”
You can find Lana in the following places online:
Contact Lana: lana-grant.co.uk/getintouch.php