Aucademy – Autistic pregnancy & postnatal experiences event

This five hour event was originally hosted live 26th September 2020 – payment buttons are at the bottom of this page

Aucademy hosted its first online conference on pregnancy and post-natal experiences for Autistic and/or neurodivergent people.

This one-off, five hour online event approached the topic of pregnancy and post-natal experiences for Autistic and/or neurodivergent people, and we were honoured to be host a number of Autistic child-bearers, parents, researchers, and professionals.

The full details of the conference are down the page.

The speakers were a mix of Autistic/neurodivergent researchers, professionals, and parents delivering discussion on various topics relating to pregnancy and post-natal experiences as an Autistic child-bearer (*note an attempt not to gender the event, as Trans men and non-binary people can have children. Speakers spoke to their experiences based on their gender, but acknowledged pregnancy, childbearing, and child-raising are not gendered experiences).

All speakers aimed to end on a positive note about the strengths of being an Autistic childbearer, and the ultimate aim of the event was to arm you with knowledge, personal perspectives, and practical advice on being Autistic going through pregnancy & the birthing experience.

Webinar recording details:

Time on videoSpeakersTopicWarnings
20 seconds inHayley MorganThe Autistic Birth Experience – Q & A will be answered in Facebook chat 
43 mins 52 secs inLisa Alvarez & Amy AshtonBreastfeeding when Autistic; pregnancy & birthing experience when undiagnosed – Q & A will be answered in Facebook chatBleeding nipples; baby sicking up blood; birth trauma
1 hour 54 mins 45 secs inKodie Morris DalmayneHyperemesis Gravidarum (severe vomiting during pregnancy) – Q & A will be answered in Facebook chatSevere vomiting; mentions injections
2 hours 35 mins 28 secsEmma DurmanAutistic Birth – From the Inside OutBirth trauma; consent
3 hours 23 mins 17 secs inJane GreenPregnancy and labour risks with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome hypermobility spectrum disorder (EDS HSD): “issues with our tissues”Pregnancy and labour risks
4 hours 9 mins 30 secs inAbigail RuffyHolistic birthwork and support 
4 hours 54 mins 37 secsChloe FaraharEvent wrap-up and thanks 

To access Aucademy – Autistic pregnancy & postnatal experiences event webinar video: pressing PAY NOW will redirect you to our PayPal account for secure payment. Once payment is received, and verified, you will be sent the password to access the video by our admin team. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR US TO SEND THE INVOICE AND PASSWORD TO. Please note we are a small team and verification may take up to 24 hours.

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Please note there are two prices below

  • The £5 option is for ticket purchasers who bought tickets for the original live event, which will need to be verified against the email used to book the ticket via Eventbrite, along with the Eventbrite order number, before the video will be released to the purchaser.
  • The £33 option is for first-time purchase of the webinar recording where no Eventbrite ticket was purchased.
Option 1
£5
  • Option 1: Pregnancy event video with access with verified Eventbrite ticket purchase. Note you will need to include the email and order number used when purchasing the Eventbrite ticket.
Option 2
£33
  • Option 2: First time purchase of pregnancy event video. Please include an email for a receipt and details of how to access the video.