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PLANNED HOME BIRTH IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID19: INFORMATION FOR DECISION-MAKING

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.496

Keywords:

Home birth , Humanizing Delivery , Decision-making, Obstetric nursing, Coronavirus Infections

Abstract

Objective: to identify information relevant to women's decision making for Planned Home Birth and discuss how the emergency of COVID19 can interfere with this process.

Method: descriptive-exploratory qualitative research, with 14 puerperals who were interested in home birth in the route of choice of birth site. Data collection was carried out through semi-structured interviewees and six informative documents provided by women, from February to April 2019. Based on the analysis of content the data were analyzed with the help of ATLAS.ti software, version 8.0.

Results: There are inclusion criteria for giving birth at home, which refer to the obstetric conditions of the woman as well as the conditions to bank the private financing of this choice. At least one skilled childbirth attendant attends the delivery at home, who is in charge from prenatal to postpartum and is prepared to act in case of intercurrence and transfer.

Conclusion: The information generated about Planned Home Birth is essential to assist the woman in decision making at the birth site in the context of the COVID19 Pandemic.

Posted

2020-05-16

Section

Health Sciences