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Volume 13 Supplement 3

Childbirth in Brazil

Research

Publication of this supplement was funded by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. The articles have been through the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares that he has no competing interests.

Edited by Jose Belizan.

  1. Content type: Research

    The rate of preterm birth has been increasing worldwide, including in Brazil. This constitutes a significant public health challenge because of the higher levels of morbidity and mortality and long-term health...

    Authors: Maria do Carmo Leal, Ana Paula Esteves-Pereira, Marcos Nakamura-Pereira, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Mariza Theme-Filha, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias, Maria Elizabeth Moreira and Silvana Granado Gama

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2016 13(Suppl 3):127

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    The rate of cesarean delivery (CD) in Brazil has increased over the past 40 years. The CD rate in public services is three times above the World Health Organization recommended values. Among strategies to redu...

    Authors: Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Arthur Orlando Corrêa Schilithz, Marcos Nakamura-Pereira and Maria do Carmo Leal

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2016 13(Suppl 3):114

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    Maternal near-miss (MNM) audits are considered a useful approach to improving maternal healthcare. The aim of this study was to evaluate the factors associated with maternal near-miss cases in childbirth and t...

    Authors: Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias, Arthur Orlando Corrêa Schilithz and Maria do Carmo Leal

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2016 13(Suppl 3):115

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    The World Health Organization recommends good practices for the conduct of uncomplicated labor and birth, with the aim of improving the quality of and assessment by women of childbirth care. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Marcia Leonardi Baldisserotto, Mariza Miranda Theme Filha and Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2016 13(Suppl 3):124

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  5. Content type: Research

    Breastfeeding in the first hour after birth is important for the success of breastfeeding and in reducing neonatal mortality. Government policies are being developed in this direction, highlighting the accredi...

    Authors: Márcia Lazaro de Carvalho, Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini, Maria Inês Couto de Oliveira and Maria do Carmo Leal

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2016 13(Suppl 3):119

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    Approximately 5–10 % of newborns require some form of resuscitationupon delivery; several factors, such as maternal abnormal conditions, gestational age and type of delivery could be responsible for this trend...

    Authors: Maria Elisabeth Moreira, Ana Paula Esteves Pereira, Saint Clair Gomes Junior, Ruth Guinsburg, Maria Fernanda Branco de Almeida, Silvana Granado Gama and Maria do Carmo Leal

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2016 13(Suppl 3):116

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    The participation of nurses and midwives in vaginal birth care is limited in Brazil, and there are no national data regarding their involvement. The goal was to describe the participation of nurses and nurse-m...

    Authors: Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama, Elaine Fernandes Viellas, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Maria Helena Bastos, Odaléa Maria Brüggemann, Mariza Miranda Theme Filha, Arthur Orlando Correa Schilithz and Maria do Carmo Leal

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2016 13(Suppl 3):123

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    Unintended pregnancy, a pregnancy that have been either unwanted or mistimed, is a serious public health issue in Brazil. It is reported for more than half of women who gave birth in the country, but the chara...

    Authors: Mariza Miranda Theme-Filha, Marcia Leonardi Baldisserotto, Ana Claudia Santos Amaral Fraga, Susan Ayers, Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama and Maria do Carmo Leal

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2016 13(Suppl 3):118

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    Cesarean section (CS) rates are increasing worldwide but there is some concern with this trend because of potential maternal and perinatal risks. The Robson classification is the standard method to monitor and...

    Authors: Marcos Nakamura-Pereira, Maria do Carmo Leal, Ana Paula Esteves-Pereira, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias and Maria Elisabeth Moreira

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2016 13(Suppl 3):128

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  10. Content type: Research

    In Brazil, hospital childbirth care is available to all, but differences in access and quality of care result in inequalities of maternal health. The objective of this study is to assess the infrastructure and...

    Authors: Sonia Duarte de Azevedo Bittencourt, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Lenice Gnocchi da Costa Reis, Márcia Melo Ramos and Maria do Carmo Leal

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2016 13(Suppl 3):120

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