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Escola Anna Nery

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ROCHA, Dayane Cristina de Sousa; BEZERRA, Maria Gorette Andrade  and  CAMPOS, Antonia do Carmo Soares. The care with babies: the knowledge of the teenagers primiparas . Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2005, vol.9, n.3, pp.365-371. ISSN 1414-8145.

The well-being of babies born from adolescent mothers was the motivation to carry out this research that aimed to investigate if primipara pregnant adolescents are receiving orientations about the care with their babies. Descriptive study with quantitative approach, in which one used as technique for data collection the semi-structured interview, in the months of September and October, 2004. Had as a scenario the shared accommodation of a public maternity ward in the city of Fortaleza, considered as a tertiary reference in the state of Ceará. The sample was composed of thirty primipara adolescents between 13 and 19 years of age, low education and school evasion; low family income; stable union and that did not carry out the number of prenatal consultations recommended by the Ministry of Health.We had as a result the low deficit of orientation of the primipara adolescents about how to take care of the baby and what they hope to count on the help of parents and relatives. We still found out that, in spite of doing the pre-natal, they did not show interest in participating in the lectures offered.

Keywords : Child Care; Knowledge; Pregnancy in Adolescence.

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