Is Pregnancy a Disability?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Is Pregnancy a Disability?
Mon, 01-09-2012 - 7:48am

Being pregnant can be hard. Maybe you sail through with a warm glow to your skin and a beautiful baby bump and no other side effects. Maybe.

That’s not the experience most of us have. We’re fatigued and nauseated. Food won’t stay down. We gain weight and lose mobility. We can have pelvic problems that make it hard to walk and dizzy spells that make it hard to drive.

But are we disabled when we’re carrying children?

Some people think so. There’s a movement afoot to

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Registered: 03-30-2009
Mon, 01-09-2012 - 2:21pm
Yes! Especially with women who have difficult M/S, high-risk, etc. I had already filed for disability before I got pregnant but now my case might be denied BECAUSE I am pregnant. It makes me so mad!!!!

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