34. S3, Ep3: Dealing with the sensory issues of childbirth and parenthood as an autistic mother


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Squarepeg is a podcast in which neurodivergent women, and trans and nonbinary people, explore navigating a neurotypical world and share their insights, challenges and successes.

My guest today is in her mid twenties and is currently awaiting her autism assessment after seeking help with her mental health following childbirth and the sensory challenges of parenting a small baby.

She lives in Baglan, Port Talbot in South Wales where she works in a secure children’s home for youth offenders and extremely vulnerable young people and is also studying for a psychology degree.

Today I’m delighted to share my conversation with Georgia Davies.

In our conversation we talk about:

➡ Sensory sensitivity

➡ Friendships at school and in adulthood

➡ The impact of puberty on an undiagnosed autistic girl

➡ Pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood as an autistic woman - and finding strategies to make it easier to cope with parenthood

I hope that these conversations will be inspiring and thought provoking, open you up to new ways of thinking about being neurodivergent, and help you feel more connected to a worldwide community of people with similar experiences.

I’m Amy Richards, and after being diagnosed autistic at the age of 37 I’m now on a mission to learn more about different perspectives and issues around being a neurodivergent adult in a world that feels like it doesn’t quite fit.


Follow Georgia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/autisticmamma/

Read her interview for Raising Girls on the Spectrum: https://www.raisinggirlsontheautismspectrum.ie/Georgia-Davies.php

If you'd like to connect or get in touch with Squarepeg, you can find me on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/squarepeg.community/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/squarepegautism

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/squarepegautism/

Or on my website: https://squarepeg.community/


A HUGE thank you to my amazing patrons, who support my work on the podcast:

Cat Preston, Corinne Cariad, Elise, Kate Faust, Katharine Richards, Lea Li, Lilli Simmons, Pete Burke, Sarah Hardy, Vera Cady

If you’re enjoying the Squarepeg podcast and would like to help me carry on making new episodes, you can become a member of the Squarepeg community on Patreon from £3 per month: https://www.patreon.com/squarepegpodcast

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