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Maternal perception of the skin to skin contact with premature infants through the kangaroo position

Percepção materna sobre o contato pele a pele com o prematuro através da posição canguru
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Santos, Luciano Marques dos; Morais, Renata Andrade de; Miranda, Juliana de Oliveira Freitas; Santana, Rosana Castelo Branco de; Oliveira, Verônica Mascarenhas; Nery, Felipe Souza

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Abstract Objective: This study aimed to analyze the experience of postpartum women during hospitalization of premature infants in the first stage of Kangaroo Care and know how the first skin to skin contact between mother and child through the kangaroo position collaborates with this experience. Methods: Descriptive, exploratory and qualitative study that is complied with the Resolution 196/96 of the National Board of Health, conducted through semi-structured interviews with twelve postpartum women in October, 2010. Results: Content analysis showed that postpartum women experience a period of stress in early hospitalization of premature infants during the first step of Kangaroo Care, represented by the abandonment of their daily activities and whole family. Conclusion: The kangaroo position provided the expression of feelings related to postpartum women happiness from realizing herself as a true mother, since they can participate in an indirect way of the sick child’s care and promote conditions for their development.
Keywords mother; baby; hospital; intensive care medicine; psychological stress; stress; parent-child relationship; well-being
Classification Medical Sociology; Medicine, Social Medicine
Free Keywords neonatal nursing
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3504-3514
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 1
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence