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Humanization of Cesarean Section

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In the early 1980s, Professor Romano Forleo, the Head of the Department of Obstetrics at Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Rome, was one of the first in Europe to introduce in a Department of Obstetrics the so-called humanized childbirth (humanizing birth means considering women’s values, beliefs, and feelings and respecting their dignity and autonomy during the birthing process). The idea was to introduce the “home in the hospital” rather than reproducing the home-like environment proposed by the birthing centers which sprung up in the USA in the 1970s, as alternatives to the heavily institutionalized maternity hospital [1].


  • Cesarean Section
  • Cesarean Delivery
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Birthing Center
  • Surgical Drape

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Capogna, G., de Boer, H. (2017). Humanization of Cesarean Section. In: Capogna, G. (eds) Anesthesia for Cesarean Section. Springer, Cham.

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