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Enfermería Global

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CARVALHO, Isaiane da Silva  and  BRITO, Rosineide Santana. Obstetric practices developed in two maternities for low risk mothers. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.54, pp.210-249.  Epub Oct 14, 2019. ISSN 1695-6141.


Evaluate the quality of care provided to women and children during cases of natural childbirth in municipal public maternity wards of the city of Natal/RN, Brazilian Northeast.


A cross-sectional study, quantitative in two public hospitals with 314 puerperal women attending the period between April and July 2014.


The differences between the maternity wards were identified with regard to the provision of liquids orally (p=0.018), stimulus for non-supine position (p=0.002), existence of partograph (p=0.001), support or welcoming by health professionals (p=0.047) intravenous infusion (p<0.001), supine position (p<0.001), use of oxytocin (p<0.001), food and liquid restriction (p=0.002), and the fact that the touch is performed by more than one examiner (p=0.011). Assistance during the process of labor and birth showed better results in general for motherhood A.


They become necessary to implement improvements and realignment of current obstetric model.

Keywords : Obstetric Nursing; Health Evaluation; Quality of Health Care; Natural Childbirth.

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