Autistic and Expecting is the first book of its kind to be written specifically for autistic parents. The author is an autistic mum who experienced a mental health crisis after a poorly supported pregnancy and childbirth. The book voices the experiences of many autistic parents and addresses the issues they uniquely and collectively face.
The book provides a practical, insightful and solution-focused guide to empower autistic parents from pre-conception through to the first few months. The book is sensitively illustrated and provides the information, resources and confidence autistic parents need to advocate for themselves, as well as developing positive relationships with the professionals involved in their care.
Autistic and Expecting is also a useful textbook for health and social care practitioners. It details how to provide reasonably adjusted care with the best outcomes for autistic people and their babies.