Public Health
21.10.2013

Demonstration in Rio defends humanized birth and reducing caesarean

The event continues a series of nationwide protests initiates last year. This year, the actions involve 34 cities

Foto: Tânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil
A group of women in favor of the humanization of birth, with the support of activists and health professionals, made a silent act Maternity Hospital in Amelia Maria Buarque de Hollanda
A group of women in favor of the humanization of birth, with the support of activists and health professionals, made a silent act Maternity Hospital in Amelia Maria Buarque de Hollanda

A group of women in favor of the humanization of birth, with the support of activists and health professionals did today (19) an act silent Maternity Hospital in Amelia Maria Buarque de Hollanda, in the center of the state capital. The event continues a series of activities that have occurred since last year, when they made the first nationwide protests. This year, the actions involve 34 cities.

Brazil has the highest cesarean rate in the world: the number of surgeries increased from 37.8% to 52.3% between 2000 and 2010. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that this rate is 15%, both in the public, as in private.

"Our act is to support this site [Maternity Amelia Maria Buarque de Hollanda] all professionals who strive to be the woman protagonist of his labor, and this makes cesareans made by medical conveniences not happen," said the public employee Paula Inara, 38, one of the coordinators of the Movement for the Humanization of Childbirth.

According to the doctor and researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Maria do Carmo Leal, the number of caesarean sections is increasing every year, contrary to what happens in developed countries such as in Europe, where there occurs indiscriminate practice of births surgical. "In the United States, who have a care model somewhat similar to ours, were 33% of cesarean sections and are now at 31%, because they are making a huge effort to reduce this rate.

In March 2014, Maria do Carmo launch research National Survey on Labor and Delivery, made in the last three years across the country. The document will describe how to childbirth care what are the interventions that have been made about the vaginal delivery, which is the approval of cesarean sections: how the decision is being made by cesarean section in the Unified Health System (SUS) and the network private. "It is a very large survey, which will also include the results of how the birth is done on the mother and newborn.

The Movement for Humanized Birth also sympathizes with mothers who have lost four babies cesarean section earlier in the year at the Maternity Maria Amelia and asks that the causes are cleared quickly. The motion also states that it is not against caesareans. Just consider that they should be made when there is clear and real mother or the baby and not indiscriminately, as has been done in the country.

According to the midwife Mara Libertad, which accompanies normal deliveries at home and works closely with the Movement for the Humanization of Childbirth, which makes motherhood is recommended by the Ministry of Health as more suitable for women in labor. "She's in a room monitoring individual resources to the relief of pain, and the right to escort recognized by law.

Source: Isaude.net