Avances en Enfermería
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HERNANDEZ, LUZ MERY. Gestation: Preparation process of a woman for her baby's birth. av.enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.1, pp. 97-102. ISSN 0121-4500.
The objective of this research is to describe the meaning of self care of one self as well as of the unborn child based on values, beliefs and practices, for a group of gestating women from the district of Engativá. This is a qualitative ethnographic study using the ethnonursing method developed by Madeleine Leininger. This research was carried out with the participation of 8 gestating women, aged between 18 and 30 years of age, with low risk gestation, who attended prenatal control at the UPA La Española from "localidad 10" in Bogotá, during the period between January and August 2005, who shared on an everyday basis their knowledge and experiences in a natural and spontaneous way with the researcher, who, to achieve this, behaved as a apprentice. Based on this dynamics, the transmission of cultural knowledge by the gestating women was encouraged, and the subject "Gestation: process of preparation of women's cultural knowledge for her child's birth", from which two different cultural domains arise: readiness for their child's birth and appropriate feeding practices.
Palavras-chave : Pregnancy; culture; "health knowledge, attitudes, practice".