2016, Number 1
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: During the birth of the first child, the mother provides care practices by her myths and beliefs, generationally transmitted by both the family and the cultural context.
Objective: To describe the myths, beliefs and practices of the puerperae regarding the care for the first child.
Methods: Phenomenological and hermeneutic study. Target group of 15 first-time puerperae mothers, at ages 14-30. The information was obtained by interview.
Results: Housewives women with diverse family typologies, much marked sociocultural characteristics that foster the lack of knowledge regarding the care for the first child. Also, the meaning of having the first child is associated with a new experience, with feelings of happiness, love and family junction.
Conclusions: The young mothers presented a series of beliefs and myths that have a repercussion in the child welfare. They describe the first child experience as something new requiring a unique learning process, complicated though. A strong influence was observed from the family close women.
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