I just finished my 30 some page paper on pregnancy and disability. I learned a lot, especially about the prejudice our society has towards disabled people and adult roles. I was surprised at how consistently people with disabilities are portrayed as asexual (when studies show there is no noticeable difference of libido) and how so many people with disabilities internalize that stereotype. I was horrified at the treatment of pregnant women with disabilities by their families, medical staff, and medical researchers. There were also stories of people truly supporting disabled mothers.
One of the reasons our society denies the sexuality and capacity for motherhood is that we rarely see disabled people in those roles in the media. This has to do with an underlying anxiety towards disabled and disfigured people in general and towards pregnant disabled women in particular. This anxiety causes and is increased by the lack of visible disabled people in adult social roles. The more we are exposed to the reality that disabled people are just as human as we are, the more we can treat them that way.
In order to facilitate this, I present a drawing inspired by a friend