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Escola Anna Nery

Print version ISSN 1414-8145On-line version ISSN 2177-9465

Abstract

GAIVA, Maria Aparecida Munhoz; PALMEIRA, Ellen Whate Morais  and  MUFATO, Leandro Felipe. Women's perception of prenatal and delivery care in cases of neonatal death. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.4, e20170018.  Epub Aug 17, 2017. ISSN 1414-8145.  https://doi.org/10.1590/2177-9465-ean-2017-0018.

Objective:

To analyze women's perception of care in prenatal and delivery care in cases of neonatal death.

Method:

A qualitative study was carried out with women whose children died in the neonatal period. Data were collected through open-ended interviews and analyzed according to the thematic analysis technique.

Results:

The professional-patient relationship in which there is dialogue is associated with good prenatal experience for women. Guidelines and information about health are seen as a positive aspect to achieve quality of care. The difficulty of access to exams and the lack of preparation of women for childbirth appear as negative aspects for care.

Conclusions:

Negative health care factors are reflected in a biographical way on these women.

Implications for practice:

Include results that can serve as a warning for professionals who provide care for pregnant and parturient women.

Keywords : Death; Prenatal Care; Prenatal; Parturition; Quality of Health Care.

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