The Pregnant Lesbian Therapist Experiences of a Clinician

  • Nikki Sachs
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


The connection between sexuality and childbearing remained a mystery in ancient times. Primitive peoples, knowing nothing about the male’s role in the procreative process, believed that the female alone held the divine power to create life. As a result, myths describing the miracle of birth often ascribed conception to the eating of particular foods, the following of certain rituals, or a visitation by spirits. Later versions of such divine creations are to be found in the Bible, as in the birth of Isaac to 90-year-old Sarah (Genesis 17.16) and the Immaculate Conception of Jesus (Luke 1.31).


Maternity Leave Borderline Personality Disorder Male Client Lesbian Couple Female Client 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikki Sachs
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  1. 1.Psychotherapy Institute and private practiceBerkeleyUSA

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