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REI, Vívian Anijar Fragoso; RAMIREZ, Xochiquetzaly Yeruti de Avila  and  BERLINCK, Manoel Tosta. The pains of childbirth. Psychopathological reflections around anxiety and primitive narcissism. Estilos clin. [online]. 2014, vol.19, n.1, pp.67-77. ISSN 1415-7128.

This work has as starting point the enigmas raised by the speech of two patients in order to reflect about the pain of childbirth and the pathos involved in it. The paper seeks to deepen the painful dimension of childbirth, as it operates a process of disjunction. It analyzes how the pain experienced by Tânia and Luíza at the time of childbirth configures the anxiety related with the uncanny and the primitive narcissism. The text also highlights the "washing of the pains" as a therapeutic option that eases the passage of the anxiety caused by the disjunction towards the emergence of maternal love.

Keywords : pains of childbirth; disjunction; anxiety; primitive narcissism; maternal love.

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