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Analysis of the condition of primary maternal preoccupation in teenage mother's blogs

Grant number: 15/00950-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2015
Effective date (End): December 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Principal researcher:Diana Pancini de Sá Antunes Ribeiro
Grantee:Tatiane Patricia de Sousa
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


Teenage motherhood is an experience full of observable psychosocial aspects. The process of being a teenager is complex and, as in motherhood, full of changes and charged of feelings. Even nowadays, with greater availability of information and contraceptive methods, the cases of pregnancy in youngsters are iterant. As the fertility rate in youngsters represents 20% of the total in Brazil, it can be considered important study how the motherhood development between the dyad mother-baby is done simultaneously with the inherent transformations among the "being young" process. Some of these mothers have online blogs in which they tell episodes of their daily life and their experience of being teenager and mother at the same time. The goal is the analysis how teenage mothers live in present-days, during the end of pregnancy until the first months after giving birth, the Winnicott's state called Primary Maternal Preoccupation, taking their mother's blog shared stories. It will be used as research instrument three shared content as a support method of purport analysis and psychoanalytical references.

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