Womb Ecology

The Mid-Pacific Conference on Birth and Primal Health Research took place on October 26-28, 2012, at the prestigious Hawaii Convention Center, in Honolulu, a meeting point between Western and Eastern cultures. Recent technical and scientific advances that will influence the history of childbirth and the history of Homo sapiens were presented by the most authoritative […]

Health in Brazil expands structure implanting Birth Centers

News from Ministry of Health! I encourage all municipalities to join efforts to implement Birth Centers (CPNs) in Brazil, ensuring a humanized and secure assistance during childbirth to all women!! “STORK NETWORK Expectation is to Promote the reform and expansion of Birth Centers 280 until 2014. With these drives pregnant women will gain qualified, safe and […]

Stork Network – Towards a new model of care

Brazil is currently undergoing major changes in obstetric care. The movement for childbirth humanization is growing and getting stronger every day. To give the necessary assistance to pregnant women and their children, the Ministry of Health launched in March 2011, the Stork Network strategy, composed of a set of measures to ensure all Brazilians, from […]

Home Birth March

First published at Gisele’s Blog, written by Mayra Calvette June was historic for the Humanization of Childbirth in Brazil. One of the most popular TV program from Brazil, Fantástico, had a report about home birth on the 10th June. It showed a beautiful home birth video, with a midwife, two doulas and a neonatologist accompaniment. […]

The Midwife as Status Symbol

Article published at NY Times “BESIDES being impossibly gorgeous mothers, what else do Christy Turlington, Karolina Kurkova and Gisele Bündchen have in common? Each could probably afford to buy her own private wing at a hospital, but instead of going to a top-notch obstetrician, all chose a midwife to deliver their babies. “When I met […]