Background The deficit in preparing women for motherhood is responsible for a higher incidence of complications in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, as well as lower prevalence of breastfeeding until 6 months of baby’s life.
Objective To analyse the relationship of education/information made during pregnancy and preparing women for motherhood.
Method This is a non-experimental, quantitative, cross-sectional, descriptive and correlational study with a non-probability convenience sample (n = 195). Data collection was made through a questionnaire comprising a sociodemographic component and obstetric history (previous and current) and a pregnant women’s empowerment scale (KAMEDA; SHIMADA, 2008). This data collection instrument was administrated to pregnant women in the third pregnancy trimester.
Results 70.8% have breastfeeding information and of these, 40.6% were informed by the nurse. 89.2% of pregnant women surveyed received information about the discomforts of pregnancy and of these, 27.6% were informed by the doctor. 94.4% received information on nutrition and weight gain during pregnancy, and 39.1% said it was the doctor. Information on harmful habits in pregnancy was performed to 80.5% and in 34.4% it was the doctor who transmitted the information. Obstetric variables and the transmitter of information are predictors of the health promotion of the pregnant.
Conclusions In order to make choices in a conscious and healthy way pregnant woman should have adequate information at every step of the pregnancy and childbirth. Health professionals (doctors and nurses) should play a facilitating role in acquiring skills of self-care during pregnancy and postpartum.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.