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

Speaker biography:
“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:

Blog: lana-grant.co.uk/blog

Website: lana-grant.co.uk

Twitter: @LanaGrantAutism

Contact Lana: lana-grant.co.uk/getintouch.php

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