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Call for better maternity services for parents-to-be with hearing problems at Deaf Nest Project conference

Midwives, students and healthcare professionals have called for improvements in antenatal and childbirth services for deaf families, at an event organised by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

Image courtesy of Rex Features.

Image courtesy of Rex Features.

Final-year midwifery student Paulina Ewa Sporek founded the Deaf Nest Project to improve deaf people’s access to care and control over maternity care.

Attendees heard from deaf charity representatives, hearing and hard of hearing healthcare professionals, and deaf parents who shared their personal experiences of the barriers they have faced during pregnancy and post-natal care.

Read the full story on the Kingston University website.