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Birth Models That Work$
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Robbie Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, and Jan Tritten

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520248632

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520248632.001.0001

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Humanizing Childbirth to Reduce Maternal and Neonatal Mortality: A National Effort in Brazil

Humanizing Childbirth to Reduce Maternal and Neonatal Mortality: A National Effort in Brazil

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(p.385) Chapter 14 Humanizing Childbirth to Reduce Maternal and Neonatal Mortality: A National Effort in Brazil
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Birth Models That Work
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Daphne Rattner

Isa Paula Hamouche Abreu

Maria José de Oliveira Araújo

Adson Roberto França Santos

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0015

This chapter throws light on the care offered to delivering women: no early admission, amniotomy only according to the partogram, no routine or liberal use of oxytocin, defined protocols, freedom of movement during labor, empathic support from doulas, as well as other changes. Now medical interns and residents in this hospital are being taught to care for childbirth following the guidelines, a reform that has introduced to them the importance of adopting practices based on scientific evidence. The study focuses on a program created by officials of the Ministry of Health to humanize childbirth in Brazil through the adoption of a snowball strategy, and describes how the Ministry of Health is working to integrate traditional midwives into the public health care system. In 2004, the coordinators of the Women's Health Technical Area of the Ministry of Health proposed to create a series of seminars on Humanized Obstetric and Neonatal Care.

Keywords:   neonatal care, childbirth, snowball strategy, public health care, scientific evidence

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