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Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 593413, 6 pages
Mothering Here and Mothering There: International Migration and Postbirth Mental Health
1Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7, Canada
2Université Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-l'Église, NS, BOW 1M0, Canada
3Women’s Health Mission, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, H3H 2R9, Canada
4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Ingram School of Nurisng, McGill University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7, Canada
Received 27 July 2012; Revised 11 October 2012; Accepted 15 October 2012
Academic Editor: Adrienne Einarson
Copyright © 2012 Stephanie S. Bouris et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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