Using the Bologna Score to assess normal delivery healthcare

  • Isaiane da Silva Carvalho Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Rosineide Santana de Brito Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Keywords: Natural Childbirth, Obstetric Nursing, Prenatal Care, Health Evaluation


OBJECTIVE Describing the obstetric care provided in public maternity hospitals during normal labour using the Bologna Score in the city of Natal, Northeastern Brazil. METHOD A quantitative cross-sectional study conducted with 314 puerperal women. Data collection was carried out consecutively during the months of March to July 2014. RESULTS Prenatal care was provided to 95.9% of the mothers, beginning around the 1st trimester of pregnancy (72.3%) and having seven or more consultations (51%). Spontaneous vaginal delivery was planned for 88.2% women. All laboring women were assisted by a health professional, mostly by a physician (80.6%), and none of them obtained 5 points on the Bologna Score due to the small percentage of births in non-supine position (0.3%) and absence of a partogram (2.2%). A higher number of episiotomies were observed among primiparous women (75.5%). CONCLUSION The score obtained using the Bologna Index was low. Thus, it is necessary to improve and readjust the existing obstetrical model.


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Carvalho, I., & Brito, R. (2016). Using the Bologna Score to assess normal delivery healthcare. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 50(5), 741-748.
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