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Pensando familias

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PEREIRA, Veronica Aparecida et al. Baby development in first two months of life: maternal and demographic main measurements. Pensando fam. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp. 64-77. ISSN 1679-494X.

In the present study, participated sixteen mothers. We discuss about risk factors for the development of the baby, especially main measurements maternal and sociodemographic. Mothers were interviewed and inventories to assess anxiety and stress. The babies were assessed from 'Inventário Operacionalizado Portage. The results pointed positive correlations between anxiety and self-care, and negative associations between maternal stress and cognitive development of infants. There were significant correlations between maternal age and cognitive, and motor development in the second month (p=0.005; 013). Gestational age was significant for the motor area in the second month of a baby's life (p=0.026), however this correlate was negative. The variable birth weight showed significant difference in cognition and negative in the second month (p=0.29); and maternal education was significant positive for the language area in the first month (p=0.000). These results emphasized the importance of guidance and monitoring of mothers during the postpartum.

Keywords : Infant’s development; Early stimulation; Maternal stress; Maternal anxiety.

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