This looks like a great, useful site for parents in chairs who are looking at having children and/or bringing up children.
Written by the site creator:
I'm Ali Gibson. I suffered a spinal cord injury in 1996 at the age of 23 and am paralysed from the waist down. I met James in 2004 and we got married in 2007. Sarah was born in January 2008 and she's an angel.
When I was pregnant, I was concerned about how I would cope being a Mum with a spinal injury. There didn't seem to be much information or accounts of how other Mums have coped. Even after Sarah was born, I found it hard to imagine being able to manage once she was heavier/more mobile etc
Extract from one of the pages
Wow! I was a Mum and it was just incredible.... Sarah and I stayed overnight in hospital although we were given the option to return home the evening of the birth. During those 24 hours my confidence in handling and caring for Sarah grew and during the drive home (only 5 or 6 minutes) the world felt different!
Like most other parents I have since spoken to, the first night at home with Sarah was bizarre - we now had a tiny baby with us and we just sat and watched her!
James was off work for a couple of weeks and he took great care of us while at the same time, my confidence to look after Sarah independently grew and grew. His first day back at work left Sarah and I in the house on our own and I was a little nervous but it was absolutely fine.