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 […]

Episode Reflection

Now back to Brazil, let’s meet humanized childbirth movement here. We will visit some institutions, talk to professionals and women, that more and more seek information and alternatives for childbirth in Brazil. http://ow.ly/lC78j Sunday, June 02 at 11:30pm on GNT You can watch online in the link You have to presss the full screen mode.

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 […]

Gentle Birth March

Published Agust 3rd Publicado no dia 3 de agosto no Blog da Gisele , escrito por Mayra Calvette Gentle Birth: This is the way! Birth is often seen as a complex medical procedure, in which woman and baby are often subject to routines and procedures imposed by the hospital, which are often unnecessary and harmful. […]

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 […]


Nos dias 16 e 17 de junho, mulheres ocuparão as ruas de várias cidades brasileiras em defesa dos seus direitos sexuais e reprodutivos, entre eles a escolha pelo local de parto. No último domingo, dia 10 de junho, o Fantástico veiculou matéria sobre o parto domiciliar, o que causou bastante repercussão. O médico-obstetra e professor […]


ABAIXO ASSINADO Nós, médicos humanistas, enfermeiras-obstetras e obstetrizes, todos os profissionais, entidades civis, movimentos sociais e usuárias envolvidos com a Humanização da Assistência ao Parto e Nascimento no Brasil, vimos através desta presente Carta manifestar o nosso repúdio à arbitrária decisão do Conselho Regional de Medicina do Rio de Janeiro (CREMERJ) de encaminhar denúncia contra […]