Our story

The history of Obstetrics at Escola Paulista de Medicina goes back its founding date in 1933, initially as a Discipline of the Department of Tocogynecology and from 2000, as a Department of Obstetrics, consisting of three disciplines: Physiological and Experimental Obstetrics, Obstetric Pathology and Tocosurgery and Fetal Medicine.

The Department of Obstetrics has been the repository of the experience and knowledge that has been acquired over these eighty years through the highly relevant work of various professors, doctors and health professionals that have contributed to the training and qualification of individuals of those who work in assistance, teaching and research in our country and abroad.

Obstetrics involves a series of care dedicated to the woman and her family that allow adequate planning of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium through standardized and quality procedures, safeguarding her maternal health throughout this process. At the same time, funds are established from conception, development and growth of the fetus, which are aimed at maintaining all its abilities and preparing it for life after birth. The importance of Obstetrics is attested by the use of maternal, fetal and neonatal results, as indicators of the quality of life and health of a society, assuming a parallel to the medical care dedicated to the population.

Obstetrics has evolved significantly in recent years, making it difficult to keep up with all its advances in different areas of knowledge. Currently, it faces major challenges arising from demands for quality, safety and satisfaction of society, and is limited by the costs and budgets of the public health system and supplementary medicine. In this scenario, obstetric practice in our country has become complex, requiring constant improvement and adjustments to the standards of quality audits.

Safety in obstetric practice plays an important role in providing efficient assistance centered on the well-being of the patient and their family. The development of a culture of safety based on the leadership of professionals, reliable protocols, teamwork, institutional support is essential to mitigate the morbidities and constraints of perinatal care. In order to make assistance safe, it is essential to provide adequate training for professionals in graduation, medical residency and specializations in connection with the continuing training process with the participation of class councils and professionals associations. In this sense, we hope to be contributing to the training and development of these professionals who, imbued with an optimistic and innovative spirit, seek to build a fair and better Brazilian health system focused on the health of women and children and that is accessible to all.

Prof.  Antonio Fernandes Moron, Ph.D.

Full Professor of the Department of Obstetrics

Escola Paulista de Medicina – UNIFESP

São Paulo – May, 2013


Although there has been significant progress have been made in the area of obstetrics with important technological advances, the satisfaction of the pregnant woman in her care has not reached the ideal. In fact, there are points to look for and understand, even in this physiological pregnancy: it is still not known what triggers delivery and the planned way of delivery what is not always actually occurs. Transdisciplinarity, which is much talked about in science today, with a better understanding of the multidimensional human being, can contribute to Obstetrics. Thus, we will continue to follow this path that makes it possible to give more and more light: to knowledge and assistance, never leaving aside, welcoming involvement of professionals to women, in this critical moment of life: parturition.

Profa.  Mary Uchiyama Nakamura, Ph.D.

Full Professor of the Department of Obstetrics

Escola Paulista de Medicina – UNIFESP

São Paulo – January, 2018