Knowledge and perceptions about the reproductive system by pregnants: A qualitative study

  • Ingridy Kammers Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina
  • Fabiana Sperandio
  • Cinara Sacomori
  • Gessica Moreira
  • Fernando Cardoso
Keywords: Pregnant Women; Reproduction; Teenage pregnancy; Knowledge; Body image.

Abstract

 

Background: To know pregnant’s perceptions and a critical basis attributed to the body from the perspective of the reproductive system. Methods: This is a qualitative study. We used a semi-structured questionnaire with socioeconomic and gynecological-obstetric information, an A4 sheet for graphical representation of the reproductive system and pelvic floor and an interview, questioning the meanings of the reproductive system in the pregnancy context. Then, a qualitative analysis of the interviews was produced. Results: Five categories were identified: recognition began in adolescence, health-disease relationship, process of being pregnant, insight into sexuality, and lack of recognition of its importance in pregnancy. Conclusion: This perception had different meanings and roles in adolescence, changing with pregnancy, becoming a cradle of affection through self-care.

Published
15-04-2021
How to Cite
Kammers, I., Sperandio, F., Sacomori, C., Moreira, G., & Cardoso, F. (2021). Knowledge and perceptions about the reproductive system by pregnants: A qualitative study. Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.17784/mtprehabjournal.2021.19.766
Section
Research articles