Transition to parenthood in the social context, extended family and friends, on pregnancy in late age.

  • Sandra Maria Campinos Rodrigues CHBV-UA; UICISA: E/-ESSIPV


Background: Currently, there has been an increase of late motherhood, especially in western industrialized countries, mothers are having her first child after 35 years old. This phenomenon is associated with increase women´s investment in their academic career, seek financial and marital stability, postponing the decision to be a mother. Women postpone maternity and decide to have their first child at an advanced age as evidenced in the statistics, mean age of women at childbirth increased to 31.2 years of age (INE, 2017). In this period, women who become mothers mentioned family members, as the most important in family support, providing material or financial and emotional support and taking care of children (Rodrigues, 2008). Our qualitative research will enable pregnant women to describe the experience and main difficulties in this transition, allowing us to know their needs as Midwifes, developing appropriate interventions facilitating the transition to parenthood.

Author Biography

Sandra Maria Campinos Rodrigues, CHBV-UA; UICISA: E/-ESSIPV

Sandra Maria Campinos Rodrigues, Registered Nurse since 2003 by the Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget de Viseu and Specialist Nurse in Maternal and Obstetric Health at Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga- Aveiro Unit, from 2008 to the present date. Instructor in Clinical Simulation in 2019 and post-graduated in Nursing at Work in 2018 from the University of Aveiro. He completed his PhD in Nursing Sciences, in the area of ​​transition to parenting, in 2016, at the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Porto and the Post-Graduate Course in Maternal and Obstetric Health Nursing by the Escola Superior de Saúde Norte Portuguese Red Cross of Oliveira de Azeméis in 2008.
Researcher at UICISA: E / ESSIPV to collaborate on the UICISA project: E / ESENFC “Transition to parenting: responses in the adjustment process”. In the scope of scientific research, his area of ​​interest is in the field of Maternal and Obstetric Health, in the Transition to Parenting and adjustment processes; Clinical Supervision; in the area of ​​Nursing at Work and in the area of ​​Simulation in contexts of clinical practice, with annual participation as an instructor / trainer in the Course of Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies at Simula-Universidade de Aveiro.

How to Cite
Campinos Rodrigues, S. (2020). Transition to parenthood in the social context, extended family and friends, on pregnancy in late age. Journal of Statistics on Health Decision, 2(2), 81-82.