Natural Birth

Having a baby in Rio or any foreign place can be a daunting prospect. Finding the right doctor for you can make all the difference to your happiness throughout pregnancy. Fluent English speaking Doctor Luisa regularly receives patients from around the world and is a true advocate for natural births.

The birth humanization is a process that aims to change the way that the pregnancy, labour and delivery are conducted, and has been gaining momentum in Brazil in recent decades.

The pregnant woman and her child who is to be born are the birth protagonists. There is a greater respect for the natural physiology of birth and interventions are performed only when completely necessary. The patient is encouraged to move throughout the labour, to eat and to determine the most comfortable position for birth. The choice of the present companion is also important.

After the birth, skin-to-skin mother and baby contact, plus breastfeeding during the first hour of life are stimulated.