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MOURA, Solange Maria Sobottka Rolim de  and  ARAUJO, Maria de Fátima. Senses production upon motherhood: an experience at the Kangaroo Mother Program. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.1, pp.37-46. ISSN 1413-7372.

This article analises, under the perspective of the relationship between the family and health institutions, the senses produced upon motherhood on a neonatal health program developed at the public system - The Kangaroo Mother Program. As from interviews and observations made with users during their involvement on the program, we tried to perceive how discursive and non discursive practices about motherhood and maternal care, spreaded on this process, become linked with the factual experiences of this women in order to produce new subjective configurations. On data interpretation, realized through speech analysis, the most significant aspects of interviewees talks were gathered in four senses nucleus: family and religion; the impact of a premature birth; distrust and resistance on relations with institutions and health professionals; and the experience with the Kangaroo Mother Program. At the end, we attempted to identify the main strategies and singularization forms used by these women in attributing senses at the maternal part.

Keywords : motherhood; health practices; Kangaroo Mother Program.

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