Perinatal Mental Health in Lesbian Mothers: A Review of Potential Risk and Protective Factors

  title={Perinatal Mental Health in Lesbian Mothers: A Review of Potential Risk and Protective Factors},
  author={L. Ross},
  journal={Women & Health},
  pages={113 - 128}
  • L. Ross
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Women & Health
  • ABSTRACT Postpartum depression and other perinatal mental illnesses are common complications of childbirth. The majority of research on these conditions has been conducted in heterosexual women; however, increasing numbers of women are choosing to parent in the context of lesbian relationships. Although many of the fundamental aspects of the transition to parenthood are shared between lesbian and heterosexual mothers, lesbian mothers may differ from heterosexual parents on a number of variables… CONTINUE READING
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