TABLE 3.

Crystallization of Maternal Data: Capturing the Essence

Participant DataThemesDomains
If mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy.Emotional health
They know.
I need a break.
If my child’s OK, I can take care of everything else.Self-efficacyMATERNAL
Need to build my self-esteem.
I was dying to meet other mothers.
Fathers want power, but no responsibility.Support systems
May think I’m unable to take care of my kids.Trust
Need to choose words carefully.PEDIATRICIAN/MOTHER INTERACTION
Ask without prying.
Just listen.Communication