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New rules to reduce cesarean sections in health care

New rules to reduce cesarean sections in health care

Cesarean delivery is a more common practice in Brazil, about 84.6% of births here are done in this way. And although this type of delivery has indications, what is recommended by the World Health Organization is that it be done in 15% of cases only. This is because normal birth is much more beneficial for the baby and the mother, in addition to having a much calmer recovery.

Now, in order to change this Brazilian statistic, the Ministry of Health and the National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS) have introduced new rules to reduce the number of cesareans made by health plans. The measures include that the plans report within 15 days the number of cesarean deliveries and normal deliveries by accredited doctors and hospitals so that the pregnant woman can analyze the history of her doctor and use it in choosing the best obstetrician. In addition, partograms - documents that record all stages of labor - will be used, allowing carriers to monitor whether a cesarean section was actually needed. The surgery will only be paid to the doctor if the cesarean section is justified by this document. Finally, the operators must provide the pregnant woman with a card with the registration of all her prenatal care and also send an informative report explaining the problems of an unnecessary cesarean section.


Volunteers donate love and care to children living in NGOs

Volunteers donate love and care to children living in NGOs

Donating is not always about money. In some cases, all you have to do is dedicate a little of your time, your attention and your affection. This is the request of the American adoption agency Spence-Chapin: they seek people who are willing to give a little love and care to children who hope to be adopted.

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Violence in pregnancy may leave children vulnerable to stress

Violence in pregnancy may leave children vulnerable to stress

Children born to mothers who have experienced high Stress patterns during pregnancy present genetic changes that may make them more vulnerable to stress, a study developed at the University of Konstaz, Germany. The study found that children and adolescents whose mothers had been victims of domestic violence during pregnancy, may have the gene associated with altered stress, resulting in behavioral problems.

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