International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Pregnant Women's Knowledge about the Childbirth Process
Elenice Maria Folgiarini Perin, Margarete Veronica Jesse Dos Santos, Juliana Cristina Lessmann Reckziegel

This research has the objective of identifying the knowledge of pregnant women about the process of childbirth. Method: A qualitative study, developed with 15 pregnant women in the context of primary health care in a city in the Brazilian Southern Plateau. Semi-structured interviews were carried out, applying the thematic content analysis, through Atlas.Ti software. Results: Two categories were identified, covering the knowledge about the labor process and the labor representations. It became evident that women live a complex and intense process, being influenced by society, family, co-workers, friends, prenatal and hospital staff. They point out that during pregnancy; the information received is decisive for choosing the delivery method as well as, their role during the process of birth.Health professionals play a fundamental function in the instruction and deconstruction of myths for the woman and her family as protagonists in labor and delivery for a positive experience.

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