ORIGINAL RESEARCH STUDYComplementary and Integrative Health Practices in a Brazilian Freestanding Birth Center A Cross-Sectional StudyLeister, Nathalie PhD, RM; Teixeira, Thaís Trevisan MSc, RM; Mascarenhas, Victor Hugo Alves RNM; Gouveia, Luciana Magnoni Reberte PhD, RNM; Caroci-Becker, Adriana PhD, RNM; Riesco, Maria Luiza PhD, RNM Author Information Centre for Maternal & Child Health Research, School of Health Sciences, City University of London, London, England (Dr Leister); School of Nursing, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (Ms Teixeira and Drs Gouveia and Riesco); and Department of Midwifery, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (Mr Mascarenhas and Dr Caroci-Becker). Correspondence: Victor Hugo Alves Mascarenhas, RNM, Department of Midwifery, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo, R. Arlindo Béttio, 1000, CEP 03828-000, São Paulo, SP, Brazil ([email protected]). The research was funded by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and supported by the University of São Paulo, Brazil. We thank the Casa Angela Birth Centre staff, especially Caroline Iguchi, Gisele Lopes, and Pamela Nakazone. Dr Leister, Dr Riesco, and Ms Teixeira were involved in the initial conception of the study. Dr Leister and Dr Riesco analyzed the data. All authors interpreted and discussed the data. All authors reviewed, revised, and edited the article. All authors read and approved the final version of the article submitted for publication. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: August 05, 2022 - Volume - Issue - 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000535 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000535 Buy PAP Metrics Abstract The study aimed to analyze the use of complementary and integrative health practices (CIHPs) during labor and birth in a freestanding birth center. A total of 28 different CIHPs were applied with or used by laboring women. The most adopted CIHPs were mind-body practices (99.9%) and natural products (35.5%), mostly used by primiparous women (P <.05). Adopting CIHPs can increase care quality, increase positive experiences during childbirth, and promote evidence-based choices. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.