Mothers

Mothers

Mothers: the first environment

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Katsi Cook
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Vol 13, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the reproductive health effects of industry resulting in toxic contaminants in the air, water, soil and food chain. Shows how communities can respond with the example of the resistance of Mowhawk women and The Akwesasne Mother's Milk Project.

 


 



BirthTales

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article showcases a sample of the artwork featured in a Toronto exhibit entitled "BirthTales." Explores a new way of exposing medical students to information on the emotional effects of giving birth, as well as provide the public with a place to celebrate, marvel, or seek comfort in the wonder of birthing. 

 


Mother bears on the rampage : mothers of chronically-ill children confront the health care system

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Maureen Gans
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Vol 12, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the needs of mothers who have chronically ill children. Shares what these women have to do in order to get quality health care for their family. 

 

  

The mother myth: a feminist analysis of post partum depression

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Debbie Field
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Vol 11, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article offers a feminist analysis of the spectrum of post partum emotional adjustments.  Discusses post partum depression as a metaphor of women's oppression as mothers. Asks crucial questions about the problems that isolated nuclear family parenting poses for women. 


Welfare: far from well

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joanne Doucette
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Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, On

This article explores the topic of women and social assistance. Gives statistics regarding the feminization of poverty,  points to the barriers within the system to achieve full social and economic participation of all women. 

Enlightening parenthood

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Ida Flint Dancyger
Sharon Zigelstein
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Vol 1, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article outlines and critically examines old notions of child-raising and discuses perils and pitfalls of different parenting courses offered; highlighting the wisdom that unfolds with mentorship gained from group experiences, questions the “expert” tradition, discusses alternatives to parenting courses; self help model, child-parent centres, create long terms support networks.


 

 

Social determinants of mental health disparities among new mothers

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Cecilia Benoit
Rachel Westfall
Adrienne Bonfonti
Kim Nuernberger
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Reports on research looking at the fundamental causes of mental health disparities among different groups of new mothers. Also presents some preliminary data on mental well-being among these women.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Hot flashes, warm bottles: first-time mothers over forty

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Nancy London
Publisher: 
Celestial Arts
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Berkeley, CA

Presents a guidebook that addresses the unique concerns of older first-time mothers.

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ISBN 0890879710
MOTH.L66 2001
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Lesbian step families: an ethnography of love

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Janet M. Wright
Publisher: 
Harrington Park Press
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Explores lesbian step families' definitions of the step parent role and how they accomplish parenting tasks, cope with homophobia, and define and interpret their experiences. Offers guidelines for counsellors and lesbian step families for creating healthy family structures and environments.

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GLBT.W75 1998
ISBN 156023928X
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Double jeopardy: motherwork and the law

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Lorna A. Turnbull
Publisher: 
Sumach Press
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Shows how the law fails to take into consideration the many different circumstances under which women mother and the work they do. Argues that law and social policy can serve mothers better by reflecting these realities and guaranteeing their right to social and economic security.

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ISBN 1894549112
LAW.T87 2001
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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