Maria Luiza Gonzalez Riesco

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Digital vaginal palpation performed during clinical practice can help diagnose urinary, intestinal and sexual disorders, while perineometry is more useful for performing perineal exercises with biofeedback. This study verifies whether there is a correlation between values of Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength (PFMS) obtained through perineometry performed with an(More)
Both the World Health Organization and the Brazilian Ministry of Health recommend using the partogram to follow labor. The objective of this study was to analyze the use of obstetrical interventions, the types of delivery, and perinatal outcomes according to zones I, II and III of the partogram. This cross-sectional study was performed with 233 low-risk(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the maternal and perinatal results of care in the alongside hospital birth center Casa de Maria (CPN-CM), located in the city of São Paulo. The random sample included 991 women and their newborns, attended between 2003 and 2006. The results showed that 92.2% of women had a companion of her choice during childbirth and(More)
AIM To compare the measurements of women's pelvic floor musculature strength (PFMS) during pregnancy and postpartum period. BACKGROUND Pregnancy and childbirth can have an influence on the muscles and pelvic floor and can cause morbidities of women's genito-urinary tract. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. METHODS There were included 226 primigravidae(More)
Perineal trauma produced during vaginal delivery is frequent, and there are no clinically validated evaluation scales available. The aim was to analyze the reliability of a tool to assess the vulvoperineal region during the postnatal period. This is an observational study conducted at the University Hospital of Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Thirty(More)
OBJECTIVE to identify risk factors associated with neonatal transfers from a free-standing birth centre to a hospital. DESIGN epidemiological case-control study. SETTING midwifery-led free-standing birth centre in São Paulo, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS 96 newborns were selected from 2840 births between September 1998 and August 2005. Cases were defined as(More)
The aim was to compare healing and perineal pain with the use of continuous and interrupted suture techniques in women after normal delivery. A randomized controlled trial was carried out at a hospital birth center in Itapecirica da Serra, Sao Paulo, Brazil. A total of 61 women participated with episiotomy or second degree perineal tear, allocated in two(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of a low-level laser therapy for pain relief in the perineum following episiotomy during childbirth. BACKGROUND Laser irradiation is a painless and non-invasive therapy for perineal pain treatment and its effects have been investigated in several studies, with no clear conclusion on its effectiveness. (More)
Birth centers are maternal care models that use appropriate technology when providing care to birthing women. This descriptive study aimed to characterize intrapartum care in a freestanding birth center, in light of the practices recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), with 1,079 assisted births from 2006 to 2009 in the Sapopemba Birth Center,(More)