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Escola Anna Nery

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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.


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


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.


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.


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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