Percepções de puérperas acerca da violência obstétrica

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The obstetric violence is one of genre violence types, which has been prominent in Brazil and the world due to its consequences in reproductive women’s health. The mistreatment and disrespect on the pregnancy and puerperal cycle care assistance are directly related to cultural, biological and social issues that involve the women’s health care. The aim of this research was to analyze the meanings of obstetric violence by puerperal women. This was a qualitative approach of social strategic research. The data was collected by semi-structured interview with 14 puerperal women from two Health Districts of Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil. All the qualitative material from the interviews was analyzed through the Content analysis thematic mode. From this analysis emerged the main thematic category entitled “experience of obstetric violence in prenatal, childbirth and postpartum" that is formed by other two subcategories. In the first one “health care process in pre-natal, delivery and postpartum”, women reported their experiences and most of them were marked by violence on each care phase. The second one, entitled "the feelings of experience" portray the feelings of the participants in face of the assistance received, especially sadness, anger and hurt. Feelings of victory, support and strength were reported by a minority of women. The study contributed to an important reflection about obstetric care at each stage of the pregnancy-puerperal cycle, through the meanings attributed by the women participating in the study. Evident that the fragility of prenatal care has negative repercussions for the woman in childbirth and puerperium. It is important to invest in replanning and improvements in women's reproductive health care, especially at the time of prenatal care, since focusing on quality educational actions aimed at the empowerment of women in childbirth and puerperium will total difference.



ALVES, Vittória Braz de Oliveira. Percepções de puérperas acerca da violência obstétrica. 2017. 84 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Enfermagem) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2017.