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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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BASSO, Joéli Fernanda  and  MONTICELLI, Marisa. Expectations of pregnant women and partners concerning their participation in humanized births. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.3, pp.390-397. ISSN 1518-8345.

Through the theoretical-methodological support of the Liberation Pedagogy, this convergent-care study identified the expectations of pregnant women and their respective partners concerning their participation in humanized birth. Five categories emerged during an educational intervention carried out with groups: choosing the type of delivery; selecting the type of obstetrical care; acknowledging oneself as a critical subject of one’s own reality; negotiating with the health team; and acquiring knowledge concerning the delivery process. The study reveals that even though power relations permeate the interactions experienced within healthcare facilities, liberating educational practices can strengthen individuals so they are able to overcome the status quo and transform their obstetrical situation.

Keywords : Humanizing Delivery; Pregnant Women; Health Education; Sensitivity Training Groups; Obstetrical Nursing.

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