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Becoming a mother: teenage mothers' experiences of first pregnancy.
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PMID:  16910138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was firstly to explore and describe the experiences of teenage mothers of first pregnancy. Secondly, to develop guidelines of a support programme that is contextual and relevant to the needs of teenage mothers. The guidelines are aimed at assisting midwives in meeting the needs of teenage mothers. An exploratory, descriptive, contextual and qualitative design was used. The phenomenological approach was implemented to collect and analyze data from a purposively selected sample of fourteen (14) teenage mothers who were pregnant for the first time. The model of Guba and Lincoln (1985: 301-318) was implemented to ensure trustworthiness in this qualitative study. Five themes emerged from the analysis of the data. Guidelines and recommendations for support programme were developed.
M S Maputle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Curationis     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0379-8577     ISO Abbreviation:  Curationis     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-16     Completed Date:  2006-09-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901092     Medline TA:  Curationis     Country:  South Africa    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-95     Citation Subset:  N    
School of Health Sciences, Nursing Department, University Of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus), Sovenga.
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MeSH Terms
Mothers / psychology*
Needs Assessment
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
Pregnancy in Adolescence / psychology*
Prenatal Care*
Social Support
South Africa

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