Feelings and Perceptions of Women in the Pregnancy-Puerperal Cycle Who Survived Severe Maternal Morbidity

Ana Paula Pinho Carvalheira, Vera Lúcia Pamplona Tonete, Cristina Maria Garcia de Lima Parada
2010 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
This study aimed to understand severe maternal morbidity from the perspective of women who experienced it. The methodological precepts of qualitative research were adopted and the Collective Subject Discourse was the methodological framework chosen. A total of 16 women who experienced severe maternal morbidity were interviewed. Results were discussed based on four themes: describing the desire and plan for having a child; acknowledging the health problem and its influence on pregnancy and on
more » ... pregnancy and on the conceptus; overcoming the initial shock postpartum, and experiencing the risk situation: desires, frustration, and overcoming. This study will contribute to qualifying nursing care, specifically acknowledging the diversity and breadth of the needs presented by women in situations of severe morbidity during the pregnancy-puerperal cycle.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692010000600020 pmid:21340285 fatcat:oulnisymoneade6kwqer7b2nxa