The experience of the gestation is privilege of the women, only they can and live deeply this only moment of its lives. Amongst the factors that had contributed for the construction of this work they are: the predominant look on the physical aspects during the period of pregnancy on the part of some professionals, the increasing number of pregnant young women; amongst others. This study has qualitative boarding. Objective to know the expectations concerning the maternity in primigestas registered in cadastre in the Service of Prenatal of a Basic Unit of Health of the city of Jequié/BA; to identify the performance of the family in the support to the gestation of the primigestas; beyond inquiring if the primigestas are prepared or it does not stop exerting the maternity. The procedure used for collection of the information moved for the Committee of Ethics in Research of the southwestern State University of the Bahia, as number of protocol 029/2006. The technique used for the production of data was the half-structuralized interview, having as guiding instrument the form, that contend data for to the identification of the informers and specific questions the thematic one. The citizens had consisted of 15 primigestas pregnant, registered in cadastre in the Service of Prenatal, as participation criterion all would have to be living deeply its first pregnancy, abstaining themselves the carriers of history of just-been born abortion or death of. The analysis was given by means of the technique of analysis of content of Bardin, of where categories and undercategories had emerged. The results allow to reflect on what the primigestas wait while the Being mother; point the importance of the inquiry of the emotional aspects that permeate the gestation, designating with respect to the necessity of bigger studies concerning this thematic one; e also reflects concerning the familiar support and of the preparation that these women carry through to exert the maternity
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