'Deaf in the delivery room' | How a mother navigated childbirth as a deaf person


Mar 19 2023 • 3 mins

When Queen Bation found out she was pregnant, excitement quickly turned into concern as she wondered how to navigate the health system.

Queen was born deaf and her husband, Mark Cornice, has been hard of hearing since he was four. The couple live in Toowoomba, Queensland. "Mark and I always wanted our own kid, so I was so happy when we found out I was pregnant," she says. "I was very excited but also scared at the same time. If the interpreter wasn't there, I would've been anxious'

Read the full ABC article: https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/navigating-childbirth-as-a-deaf-person/101950474

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