Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
versão impressa ISSN 0120-5307
KOMURA HOGA, Luiza Akiko e DE SOUZA PINTO, Cleusa Maia. The partner’s presence in delivery care: The professionals´ experience. Invest. educ. enferm [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.1, pp. 74-81. ISSN 0120-5307.
The W.H.O. recommends the partner’s presence during childbirth. Objective: To describe professional staff experiences related to the partner’s presence during childbirth. Methodology: Research was carried in a hospital in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, between January and June 2001. Twenty four professionals (obstetricians, neonatologists, midwifery nurses and ancillary nurses) were interviewed. Findings: The presence of the partner provoked positive reflexes on several aspects of childbirth care. The partner’s inclusion in childbirth requires systematic preparation and should be framed in an integral project of care humanization. The professionals identified other demands following the partner’s involvement in childbirth care. Conclusions: The institution and the professionals require previous preparation when partners will take part in childbirth care as part of an integral childbirth care humanization proposal.
Palavras-chave : Humanizing delivery; family; partner; Obstetrical nursing.