Update: Maternity unit offer Deaf father-to-be an interpreter at 12 week scan :)

Posted on March 13, 2012



Last week, I wrote a Deaf Dad column about a Deaf father-to-be who hadn’t been offered an interpreter at his girlfriend’s 12 week scan.

I wrote about the email we sent the maternity unit, arguing on both legal and ethical grounds that support should be offered to give him equal access to information.

He’s just emailed me with great news – they’ve relented and an interpreter has been booked.

They’re both relieved, and are now looking forward to the scan like any other prospective parents. Woo!

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