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HERNANDEZ-BETANCUR, Ana María  and  VASQUEZ-TRUISI, Martha Lucía. Committed nursing care: Engine satisfaction of pregnant women during prenatal care. Univ. Salud [online]. 2015, vol.17, n.1, pp.80-96. ISSN 0124-7107.

Introduction: The prenatal care refers to the scheduled visits with the mother and the health team members to monitor the evolution of pregnancy and prepare for childbirth and parenting. The theory of human caring of Watson and the assumptions of quality in health care and quality of care components of Avedis Donobedian were the theoretical framework in this investigation. Objective: To describe the perception of the satisfaction expressed by the pregnant women in relation to nursing care received during prenatal care made on a secondary hospital care. Materials and methods: Interpretive phenomenology was used and depth interviews were applied as the technique for data collection. The sample was determined by saturation of information; seven pregnant classified low obstetric risk who regularly attended prenatal care were interviewed. Two interviews were performed to each woman, which were transcribed by the researchers. Results: Two themes were identified: "Nursing care engaged in generating feelings of acceptance in prenatal care" and "the pregnant protagonist of her own care wants a deeper interaction with the nurse". It was possible to determine that the mother felt supported and welcomed by the professional, which allowed them to grow as human beings. Conclusions: In prenatal care, education strengthens feelings of acceptance and identity in the role of motherhood, raising a bond of love and responsibility for the development of the new being.

Keywords : Prenatal care; perception; nursing care; pregnant women.

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