CHILDBIRTH IN BRAZIL
AN INTRODUCTION IN ENGLISH TO THIS WEBSITE

 
Amigas do Parto ("Birth Friends" in english) is a website based in São Paulo, Brazil dedicated to informing other women about childbirth as a natural process. The website, www.amigasdoparto.com.br, offers articles, World Health Organization guidelines for normal birth, birth stories, birth photos as well as on-line counselling and referall services.

It was founded by mothers, each with different birth experiences but all with a shared passion for the subject. In a country famous for having one of the highest c-section rates in the world, a source of reliable information about childbirth was already desperately needed.

Private hospitals in Brazil commonly have c-section rates as high as 90%.
So-called normal births (10%) are usually packed with interventions (such as epidurals and episiotomies) not based on good scientific evidence.
Women who want a normal or natural birth often have a difficult time finding doctors or nurses who´ll respect their wishes.

If you´re a foreigner living in Brazil and want/need more information about childbirth in this country, including doctor, midwife, doula, childbirth educator and hospital referalls, please contact us:

or by phone (English speakers):
Andrea (11) 3758-9974 - aa.prado@uol.com.br

We´ll be more than happy to help!


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