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RAPOPORT, Andrea  y  PICCININI, Cesar Augusto. Motherhood and stressful situations in the first year of the baby's life. Psico-USF (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.2, pp.215-225. ISSN 2175-3563.

The aim of the present study was to investigate stressful situations related to the experience of motherhood and social support in the baby's first year of life. Thirty-nine primiparous adult mothers, who lived with their partners, took part in the study. The mothers were interviewed when the baby was a year old. The results show a number of mothers reported stressful situations during baby's first year of life, especially in the first months. There was greater request for social support during these situations, and when this was received, it helped mothers both from an emotional and a practical point of view. The results suggest that social support given to the mother is fundamental both for her and for her relationship with her child.

Palabras clave : Motherhood; Stress; Social support.

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