Within the framework of the Respected Childbirth Week, the Ministry of Health of the Buenos Aires Province will carry out and promote activities focused on the importance of accompanying the pregnant person and their family during the pregnancy and childbirth process. In the year 2022, 6 out of 10 pregnant people were accompanied during labor by a trusted person, regardless of their gender or relationship, and chosen by the health team. Taking into account that co-occurrence has been shown to reduce the rate of cesarean section, instrumental delivery and increase the likelihood of vaginal delivery, activities in the province will focus on the idea that its Going together is good for health. And it’s respecting the wishes and decisions of pregnant people.
In conjunction with the Directorate of Gender and Health of the National University of La Plata, a comprehensive sensory experience that promotes awareness of the events taking place in the scene will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at 10 am at the Alejandro Korn Hospital. Institutional Labour/Distribution. The activity proposes to generate a first moment of experience and then initiate a period of collective reflection and sharing to share about the experiences.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health promoted the opening of “Honorable Hospital Labor Tables” in various health establishments and health sectors, including obstetric services and actors involved in the delivery and care of people, pregnant women and newborns. Strengthening and improving access to a dignified delivery. The hospital boards want health teams modeled on the care of the Cunitha Buenos Aires program to be prepared with loving treatment in the care needed during pregnancy, birth, postpartum and the first years of a newborn’s life. ,
The purpose of the roundtables will be to continue to deepen the implementation of the Guide for Dignified Childbirth and the Guide for Dignified Childbirth in the Context of Imprisonment in the Province of Buenos Aires to guarantee access to comprehensive health care without violence for all pregnant people. Discrimination against those who are deprived of their liberty in a penal unit or in their homes.
Reclaiming one of the fundamental rights of National Law No. 25,929 on Dignified Childbirth, generates trust, reduces stress for the pregnant person and the unborn, minimizes unnecessary interventions and enables the attendant to take an active role allows to join. Process. Also, the accompaniment of the health team guarantees other rights described in the law, such as freedom of movement and choice of the desired position to give birth, skin-to-skin contact with the newborn during the first hour of life, hospitalization Visiting family and friends while being discharged, receiving information about the health of the newborn, and the possibility of choosing a contraceptive method before discharge.
The objective of the province is to guarantee cooperation for all who wish and to strengthen access to a dignified delivery focused on the wishes, timing and will of the pregnant person.