Humanized Childbirth – Now it’s law!

Humanized delivery was recently approved for SUS and this is a great victory, on the 25th of September the bill that humanized childbirth can reach maternities and childbirth centers managed by the Unified Health System was approved.

Before to have this type of delivery or the pregnant woman disbursed huge amounts, or even depended on the health plan to release it or not. Now public is much better for sure, it is up to moms to keep an eye on whether all laws will be followed to the letter.

I think I already commented here that all my deliveries are cesarean. I had the opportunity to try to have a normal delivery in the second pregnancy, but due to lack of dilation it was in vain, unfortunately.

I do not advocate cesarean delivery , no , on the contrary, I think that every woman should choose the experience she wants to have and she must also have the help and goodwill of the doctor who has been with her since the beginning.

But what is humanized childbirth after all?

There is no rule, no definition about it. Humanized birth is everything that is natural in childbirth, skin-to-skin contact, immediate contact of the mother with the baby, a birth as close to natural as possible without unnecessary interventions such as cutting the perineum for example, some doctors use this rule cut in normal births and it is not always necessary.

Disinformation is sometimes great about it and many women are unaware of humanization in childbirth. Sometimes when they talk about humanized childbirth, the image of home birth, water birth… comes to mind… and why not a humanized birth in a “maternity”, a birth house specially prepared for the comfort of the mother and baby?

Humanized Childbirth Law

For this reason the importance of the Law, it provides that the pregnant woman who is going to give birth in the SUS network has the right to choose how and in what way she wants her baby to come into the world and most importantly, respects the parturient’s will …

My experience with cesarean delivery was the most common that we usually see and hear reports out there. We take anesthesia, lie down, the doctor removes the baby and immediately takes him to the first care.

When mom generates a baby for 9 months, she really, really wants to get it right away, kiss it, hug it and caress it. Humanized childbirth is just that, demystifying childbirth standardized by current medicine and giving the mother greater conditions to have that first contact with her baby.

Humanized C-section

I have seen videos including cesarean deliveries that are humanized, where the mother sees her child coming out of her and can also caress him after birth. The child is always with the mother and even in the postoperative period.

I found this article by Bebê Abril and I really liked Doula’s report, she explains well what a humanized birth is and also says that the presence of a doctor is necessary, but that he stays there and intervenes if it is necessary or has any complications .

Not all normal births are humanized, but not all hospital births are non-humanized, if everything is fine with you and your baby, why not?

See also: Normal or Natural Childbirth

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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