Childbirth, birth, babies
According to the authors, the results follow the trends indicated by other studies, not only in relation to obstetrics, but also in other intensive care units. However, these results would not be so relevant in developed countries because of the non-occurrence of serious complications.
Although the research does not indicate the reasons for this trend, the researchers believe this is due to the reduction of the team in the periods with fewer obstetricians, neonatologists and anesthesiologists, as well as fewer experienced health professionals to make the first decisions at the time of childbirth.
Another factor pointed out by the researchers is the possible fatigue of the professionals who work at night. However, more studies would be needed to assess to what degree these factors influence the risk of complications at birth and how this could be minimized.
Having a child brings many changes and new responsibilities to a woman's life. Thus, it is not always possible to feel totally sure that the timing chosen for pregnancy is the most appropriate, as this is a new experience and with it, insecurities may arise. It is increasingly common to come across women who decide to postpone motherhood and to dedicate themselves primarily to other projects of life, such as studies and professional life.
On Saturday, 15, from 9am, in the Ibirapuera Park, the 5th Walk in Support of Breastfeeding takes place. The event is held in support of the World Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated in 170 countries to increase breastfeeding rates in the world. According to the World Health Organization, breastfeeding should be exclusive until the age of six months, but it is estimated that 40% of the mothers interrupt this period before the time.