Jane was relieved at how positive her GP and midwife were when she shared her news about being pregnant with William, "I think I was lucky, they were great and did not patronise me in the slightest".
Jane told us that she was very disappointed by the reactions of her friends "I have a sneaky suspicion that friends assumed myself and my husband would not have children; they never brought it up as a possibility and when we announced I was pregnant, assumed William was not a planned baby. As my pregnancy progressed friends became increasingly worried for me which left me feeling sad. We had mixed reactions from our parents, mine were thrilled but my fully sighted husband's parents assumed he would be the main carer of William so would be forced to give up his career. I was very upset by their reaction."