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Expectation of pregnant women in relation to childbirth

Expectativa das gestantes em relação ao parto
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Ferreira, Lúcia Aparecida; Silva, Jaciara Aparecida de Jesus; Zuffi, Fernanda Bonato; Mauzalto, Ana Carolina Manzan; Leite, Cátia da Penha; Nunes, Judete Silva

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Abstract Objective: to describe the expectations of pregnant women for childbirth, their fears and anxieties. The activities those they develop to reduce anxiety and family participation. Method: Search descriptive qualitative approach performed in a Basic Health Unit (BHU) in the city of Uberaba MG, with 15 pregnant women. The research project was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro (UFTM) Uberaba MG, under protocol # 1778. Results: Four categories emerged: fear and anxiety, congenital malformation, baby layette and participation of the husband and the mother. Conclusion: We conclude the increasing need for actions to promote health and prevent complications in pregnant women, as well as groups and call for inquiries and planning delivery and postpartum.
Keywords pregnancy; birth; expectation; anxiety; family; caregiving
Classification Medicine, Social Medicine
Free Keywords Pregnant; Nursing; Parturition; Prenatal
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3692-3697
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 2
DOI 10.9789/2175-5361.2013v5n2p3692
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence