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MELO-DE-AGUIAR, Aline; AGUIAR, Talita Maria Nunes de; SEIDL-DE-MOURA, Maria Lucia  and  MENDES, Deise Maria Leal Fernandes. Psychoeducational assistance group for women in the postpartum period: an experience report. Aletheia [online]. 2013, n.41, pp. 174-184. ISSN 1413-0394.

The aim of this experience report is to approach a methodology of psychoeducational care in groups for postpartum women with term and preterm infants, based on both authors' clinical practice. The experience report is based on evolutionary psychology (EP) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The first provides a conceptual framework for understanding the development process and what a human baby is. The latter, the methodology employed to the care of the mothers. The mothers report a decrease in anxiety after taking part in the group, as well as, feeling less lonely as they learn that other women also suffer from similar anguish. This is an initial study and no instruments were used in order to verify objectively the anxiety reduction. Hence, controlled studies have to be developed as a means to observe the validity of psychoeducational care in the postpartum.

Keywords : Postpartum; Devolopment psychology; Health promotion.

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