'Respecting childbirth'.

Author:Diaz-Ortiz, Debbie
Position:Worldwide news

In the context of the activities around the 'International Week for Respecting Childbirth', the Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Humanization of Delivery and Birth co-hosted with the University of Vine del Mar a meeting whose central theme was natural birth. The principal objective of the conference was to sensitise medical professionals, midwives and others, to the effects of the current overly-interventionist model of care for delivery and birth in Chile.

One of the main concerns in the debates was the high incidence of Caesarean section births in Chile, which is tied to a model of health care that does not honour the protagonistic role of the...

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