AN INTRODUCTION IN ENGLISH TO THIS WEBSITE
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.
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.
hospitals in Brazil commonly have c-section rates as high
So-called normal births (10%) are usually packed with interventions
(such as epidurals and episiotomies) not based on good scientific
Women who want a normal or natural birth often have a difficult
time finding doctors or nurses who´ll respect their
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:
by phone (English speakers):
Andrea (11) 3758-9974 - firstname.lastname@example.org
be more than happy to help!