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Revista Eugenio Espejo

On-line version ISSN 2661-6742Print version ISSN 1390-7581


VALDIVIEZO MAYGUA, Mónica Alexandra et al. Características de la maternidad adolescente en un hospital del segundo nivel del contexto ecuatoriano. Rev Eug Esp [online]. 2021, vol.15, n.2, pp.28-38. ISSN 2661-6742.

The vulnerability of adolescents is accentuated during motherhood due to possible biopsychosocial complications for the mother-child binomial. An observational, descriptive, and cross-sectional study was developed with a quantitative approach. The population was made up of 62 adolescent mothers, in the immediate puerperium, admitted to the Gynecology and Obstetrics Service in the context of a second-level hospital of attention in the city of Riobamba, during the first semester of the year 2019. The predominated results were: the ages belonging to the late adolescence stage (77.4%), those self-identified as mestizo, those who professed a Catholic religion, the civil status of free union or single and those of the profession of housewife. Besides, those ones who did not plan their pregnancy (71%) and those ones who considered their child as desired. Most of the adolescents declared that they did not use contraceptive methods, did not have a family pathological history (67.74%) or personal history of interest (45.16%); although, among the latter, urinary tract infections stood out, which were also the main disease during pregnancy. The preponderance of pregnant women who underwent more than 5 prenatal check-ups, those who complied with the indications and attended follow-up consultations, as well as the absence of complications in the newborns. The self-concept of the participating puerperal adolescents was not seriously affected in any of them, with a predominance of affection between moderate and mild, including the category none. In relation to performance, those ones that were not affected predominated.

Keywords : Adolescent; Maternal Behavior; Self Concept; Role Playing; Maternal-Child Nursing.

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