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COSTA ABOS, Silvia  and  GOBERNA-TRICAS, Josefina. Experience of pregnancy and home birth during the Covid-19 pandemic. Index Enferm [online]. 2021, vol.30, n.3, pp.244-248.  Epub June 06, 2022. ISSN 1699-5988.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in giving birth in safe environments, although less medicalized, such as the "natural delivery" rooms that already operate in some hospitals. However, the option of giving birth at home is not contemplated within the public health system for low-risk pregnancies. As a result of the Covid pandemic, the demand for home birth has increased and in Catalonia it has tripled. With the intention of deepening the decision of where to give birth, a primiparous woman is interviewed in depth during confinement. The story follows a common thread: the beginning of pregnancy, experiences during pregnancy, the onset of the pandemic and the end of childbirth.


the choice to give birth at home, in the present case, it is forged after verifying the impossibility of fulfilling her desire for a natural childbirth due the situation generated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The information provided by midwives has been a key in empowering she in order to make this decision.

Keywords : Home Birth; Midwives; SARS-CoV2; Covid-19; Qualitative research.

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