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versión impresa ISSN 1132-1296
BARBOSA DA SILVA, Flora Maria; JUNQUEIRA VASCONCELLOS DE OLIVEIRA, Sonia Maria; MOTA E SILVA, Lia y FERNANDEZ TUESTA, Esteban. Practices to stimulate normal childbirth. Index Enferm [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.3, pp.169-173. ISSN 1132-1296. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1132-12962011000200007.
This article leads to a reflection about the practices of encouraging normal childbirth, with the theoretical foundation for each one of them. The practices included in this study were fasting, enema, shower and immersion baths, walking, pelvic movements and massage. In a context of revaluation of normal birth, providing evidence-based comfort options for women during childbirth can be a way to preserve the physiological course of labour.
Palabras clave : Natural childbirth; Obstetrical nursing; Evidence-based care; Midwife.