2014, Number 1
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Educational activities, whether individual or group them, constitute themselves into a space for informal discussion of issues relevant to health care for women/families in pregnancy and childbirth and the newborn. However, it seems that there is a flaw in the educational activities, because even attending antenatal, some women arrive unprepared to experience childbirth. Therefore, it was aimed to know the experience of pregnant women participation in educational activities in prenatal care.
Methods: Qualitative descriptive, exploratory conducted with 17 pregnant women enrolled in pre-natal program in a public maternity hospital in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Data collection occurred through interviews, respecting the Resolution 196/96 of the National Health Council.
Results: showed that pregnant women recognize the importance of education during pre-natal and highlighted clarify questions, the topics addressed and the clear language of the professionals as some of the factors that stimulate participation in these activities. However, pointed barriers to active participation by them due to little promotion activities by health professionals, the prioritization of primigravidae and discouraging the participation by family members who care little for these practices.
Conclutions: professionals, especially nurses, should encourage the participation of pregnant women in these activities, either primiparous or not. This discussion space towards a qualified prenatal has a direct impact in promoting the empowerment of women assisted.
Souza VB, Roecker S, Marcon SS. Ações educativas durante a assistência pré-natal: percepção de gestantes atendidas na rede básica de Maringá-PR. Rev Eletr Enf [periódico na internet]. 2011 Abr/Jun [citado em 2013 Ago 10];13(2):199-210. Disponível em: http://www.fen.ufg.br/revista/v13/n2/v13n2a06.htm.