Practices in delivery and birth care from mothers’ perspective


  • Débora Apolinário
  • Marcelexandra Rabelo
  • Lillian Daisy Gonçalves Wolff
  • Silvana Regina Rossi Kissula Souza
  • Giseli Campos Gaioski Leal



Humanizing Delivery, Nursing, Women’s Health.


Objective: to highlight the practices of delivery and birth care in a maternity ward from mothers’ perspective. Methods: descriptive cross-sectional study with a quantitative approach carried out in a maternity hospital of usual risk, with 100 regular postpartum mothers. It was used a semi-structured questionnaire as recommended by the World Health Organization. Results: among the practices that should be encouraged from birth care, stands out: women’s privacy; participation of the companion of their choice; the use of non-pharmacological methods for pain relief. Among the practices that should be eliminated: the transfer to the delivery room at the second stage and the lithotomy position. Conclusion: women are still passive in the birth process despite attempts to change the model of care during labor and birth.




How to Cite

Apolinário, D., Rabelo, M., Wolff, L. D. G., Souza, S. R. R. K., & Leal, G. C. G. (2016). Practices in delivery and birth care from mothers’ perspective. Rev Rene, 17(1), 20–28.



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