THE NON-PRESENCE OF COMPANIONS AT CHILDBIRTH: VISION OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
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Objective: to describe the reasons alleged by health professionals for the presence of the companion in the delivery. Method: descriptive, qualitative study with 29 health professionals who work in a University Hospital in a municipality in the north of Parana. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews, conducted from May to July 2018. Data analysis was done by the Collective Subject Discourse. Results: from the analysis of the data emerged four Central Ideas: The companion not is qualified to be companion, the environment is not appropriate, the pregnancies are at risk, the team decides if the companion enters the cesarean section. Conclusion: the professionals' perceptions pointed to issues of the companion's inability to be companion, the hospital not having adequate infrastructure for their presence, being risky pregnancies and in many situations can lead to emergency procedures.