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COX, Flaviana Estrela Maroja  and  BEAUQUIER-MACCOTTA, Bérengère. Maternal representations during a pathological pregnancy: the case of sickle cell disease. Estilos clin. [online]. 2014, vol.19, n.2, pp.309-324. ISSN 1415-7128.

Maternal representations include the expectations, fantasies, desires, fears and perceptions of a mother about her pregnancy, her motherhood and her future baby. This study is an introduction to maternal representations during pathological pregnancies of women with sickle cell disease. For this, a qualitative research was conducted with five women to analyze their representations, following a psychoanalytic perspective. The observation of maternal representations is an important tool in the prevention of disorders in mother-infant relationships. Finally, we observed that maternal representations can be affected by the mother's disease.

Keywords : maternal representations; pregnancy; sickle cell disease; psychoanalysis.

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