Palavras-chave: Assistência ao Parto. Parto Humanizado. Assistência Pré-Natal. Parto Normal.
The humanization in delivery care and the choice by performing cesarean or vaginal delivery, some time ago, are discussed in Brazil and worldwide. The complexities of the factors surrounding this issue ranging from the quality of obstetric care until the significance of childbirth for women. A new proposal for humanization of delivery was introduced by the Brazilian Ministry of Health whose objectives were to make changes to the current system of delivery practices regarding, access, care, quality and resolution, in order to make it a more human and less technical experience. The Sofia Feldman Hospital, in Belo Horizonte - MG, stands out as a reference in adoption of best practices in care during childbirth, according to the Brazilian National Health Agency. However, for the humanization becomes a national reality, there are still many challenges to be overcome within the public health system and the private partnerships. The most important problems are related with the current education system that continues to prepare health professionals to act in an interventional way, focused on the physician figure. Thus, the present study aims to provide an overview about the different humanized care practices focused on pregnancy and childbirth, conducted in southern and southeastern Brazil.