Associations between heteronormative information, parental support and stress among same‐sex mothers in Sweden—A web survey

Appelgren Engström, Heléne, Borneskog, Catrin, Loeb, Carina, Häggström‐Nordin, Elisabet and Almqvist, Anna‐Lena (2021) Associations between heteronormative information, parental support and stress among same‐sex mothers in Sweden—A web survey. Nursing Open. ISSN 2054-1058 (In Press)

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Abstract

Abstract: Aim: The aim was to investigate same‐sex mothers’ self‐assessed experiences of forming a family, and the association between heteronormative information, parental support and parenting stress.

Design: A quantitative, cross‐sectional study.

Methods: In a web survey conducted in Sweden in 2019, same‐sex mothers (N = 146) with a child aged 1–3 years answered questions about their experiences of forming a family through assisted reproduction and questions about parenting stress. Descriptive statistics describes the process of forming a family. Pearson's correlation analyses and independent sample t tests were used to test hypotheses about heteronormative information, parental support and parenting stress.

Results: Same‐sex mothers experienced going through assisted reproduction treatment as stressful, and parental groups as not being supportive. Heteronormative information correlated with both lower perceived parental support and higher perceived parenting stress. Non‐birth mothers experienced less acknowledgement and support than birthmothers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: antenatal care, child health care, midwifery, nursing, parental support, parenting stress, same‐sex mothers
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 08:25
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 10:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46641

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