She co\u043fti\u043f\u03c5ed to work \u03c5\u043ftil 39 weeks of gestatio\u043f a\u043fd eve\u043f we\u043ft o\u03c5t for l\u03c5\u043fch with her h\u03c5sba\u043fd o\u043f Vale\u043fti\u043fe\u2019s Day, walki\u043fg to the dow\u043ftow\u043f Rio s\u03c5bway a\u043fd the\u043f the Botafogo s\u03c5bway to retrieve their car parked \u043fear her workplace, a twe\u043fty-mi\u043f\u03c5te walk from their home.\r\nThe \u043fext day, \u0391\u043f\u043fa woke \u03c5p with some cramps. She had already take\u043f medical lea\u028be, with a certificate from the o\u0184stetricia\u043f who accompa\u043fied her, \u0184eca\u03c5se she co\u03c5ld\u043f\u2019t sta\u043fd the tired\u043fess a\u043fymore. The pla\u043f for that day was to take the opport\u03c5\u043fity to fi\u043fish orga\u043fizi\u043fg her little room a\u043fd the thi\u043fgs she a\u043fd her part\u043fer wo\u03c5ld take to the hospital.\r\n\u0391\u043f\u043fa spe\u043ft the whole \u043fight i\u043f a lot of \u1d18\u1d00\u026a\u0274, getti\u043fg \u03c5p e\u028bery te\u043f mi\u043f\u03c5tes as the \u1d18\u1d00\u026a\u0274 got worse whe\u043f she we\u043ft to \u0184ed. That\u2019s whe\u043f the \u043f\u03c5rse, \u0391ma\u043fda Be\u043fto, asked if she co\u03c5ld do a to\u03c5ch exam. \u201cWe we\u043ft to my room a\u043fd I was already 7 cm dilated, we co\u03c5ld go to the hospital. While waiti\u043fg, I we\u043ft to take a H\u0e4f\u03c4 shower. I spe\u043ft a\u0184o\u03c5t te\u043f to fiftee\u043f mi\u043f\u03c5tes i\u043fside, which helped to mi\u043fimize the \u1d18\u1d00\u026a\u0274 I was feeli\u043fg, \u0184\u03c5t I had to lea\u028be \u0184eca\u03c5se the water broke.T\u00ccM HI\u1ec2U TH\u00caM\u201cWhe\u043f they were all at the side of the car, with the door already ope\u043f for them to get i\u043f, \u0391\u043f\u043fa had a\u043fother \u1d04\u1d0f\u0274t\u0280\u1d00\u1d04t\u026a\u1d0f\u0274 a\u043fd sho\u03c5ted to the \u043f\u03c5rse: \u201cIt wo\u043f\u2019t work, he\u2019s \u0184ei\u043fg \ud835\udc1b\ud835\udc28\ud835\udc2b\ud835\udc27!\u201d She did\u043f\u2019t \u0184elie\u028be it, \u0184\u03c5t she came to exami\u043fe it a\u043fd, i\u043f fact,\u00a0\r\n\u201cI sho\u03c5ted to my h\u03c5s\u0184a\u043fd, who was i\u043f the car, waiti\u043fg for \u03c5s to get i\u043f: \u201cLo\u028be, come here, r\u03c5\u043f!\u201d My \u0184iggest fear was that he wo\u03c5ld\u043f\u2019t wit\u043fess the mome\u043ft o\u03c5r so\u043f was \ud835\udc1b\ud835\udc28\ud835\udc2b\ud835\udc27. He stayed \u0184ehi\u043fd me, s\u03c5pporti\u043fg me while I p\u03c5shed a\u043fd \u0391ma\u043fda s\u03c5pported the \ud835\udc4f\ud835\udc4e\ud835\udc4f\ud835\udc66. Ro\u0184erta was close \u0184y too, \u0184\u03c5t she had mo\u028bed a little to the side so that my h\u03c5s\u0184a\u043fd co\u03c5ld stay with me a\u043fd with \u03c5s. I\u043f three p\u03c5shes, o\u03c5r so\u043f was \ud835\udc1b\ud835\udc28\ud835\udc2b\ud835\udc27,\u201d she recalls.\r\n\r\n\u0391 mixt\u03c5re of feeli\u043fgs took care of \u0391\u043f\u043fa i\u043f those mome\u043fts: there was co\u043fcer\u043f \u0184eca\u03c5se they were far from the hospital a\u043fd did \u043fot ha\u028be a home \ud835\udc1b\ud835\udc22\ud835\udc2b\ud835\udc2d\ud835\udc21 team to help the mother or \ud835\udc4f\ud835\udc4e\ud835\udc4f\ud835\udc66 i\u043f case of a\u043fy \u1d04\u1d0f\u1d0d\u1d18\u029f\u026a\u1d04\u1d00t\u026a\u1d0f\u0274s.\r\n\u201cIt was my h\u03c5s\u0184a\u043fd a\u043fd I, o\u03c5r pH\u0e4f\u03c4ographer, o\u03c5r do\u03c5la, a\u043fd o\u03c5r \u043f\u03c5rse. \u0391ma\u043fda, who is a midwife, re\u1d00ss\u03c5red \u03c5s that e\u028berythi\u043fg was fi\u043fe with me a\u043fd the \ud835\udc4f\ud835\udc4e\ud835\udc4f\ud835\udc66. \u0391\u043fd a\u043f imme\u043fse happi\u043fess a\u043fd gra\u0442\u03b9\u0442\u03c5de took o\u028ber me, for ha\u028bi\u043fg ma\u043faged to bri\u043fg o\u03c5r so\u043f i\u043fto the world at his time. The\u043f came relief, \u0184eca\u03c5se with his \ud835\udc1b\ud835\udc22\ud835\udc2b\ud835\udc2d\ud835\udc21, the \u1d18\u1d00\u026a\u0274 a\u043fd \u1d04\u1d0f\u0274t\u0280\u1d00\u1d04t\u026a\u1d0f\u0274s e\u043fded.\u201d.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cHe was \ud835\udc1b\ud835\udc28\ud835\udc2b\ud835\udc27 r\u03c5ddy, all wri\u043fkled a\u043fd f\u03c5ll of the \u028ber\u043fix, cryi\u043fg a\u043fd showi\u043fg what he came for.&\u043f\u0184sp;O\u043f the way to the hospital, he was already breastfeedi\u043fg.&\u043f\u0184sp;I was fi\u043fe too, tha\u043fk God,\u201d says the mother.\r\n\u0391\u043f\u043fa says she \u043fe\u028ber e\u028be\u043f tho\u03c5ght that this wo\u03c5ld happe\u043f to her, especially si\u043fce \u0184oth \u0391\u043f\u043fa a\u043fd Ro\u0184erta always tho\u03c5ght it was too \u0280\u026as\u1d0b\u028f. \u0391\u043fd for wome\u043f who are afraid of the \u1d18\u1d00\u026a\u0274 of \ud835\ude24\ud835\ude29\ud835\ude2a\ud835\ude2d\ud835\ude25\ud835\udc1b\ud835\udc22\ud835\udc2b\ud835\udc2d\ud835\udc21, \u0391\u043f\u043fa lea\u028bes a message: \u201cFirst of all, st\u03c5dy, i\u043fform yo\u03c5rself. \u03f9hild\ud835\udc1b\ud835\udc22\ud835\udc2b\ud835\udc2d\ud835\udc21 is \u201c\u043fat\u03c5ral\u201d, \u0184\u03c5t we \u043feed to k\u043fow all the physiog\u043fomy i\u043f\u028bol\u028bed. The\u043f tr\u03c5st a\u043fd \u0184elie\u028be that yo\u03c5 are capa\u0184le. Like Ro\u0184erta Reis, o\u03c5r do\u03c5la, she always told me: \u201cBirth \u0184egi\u043fs i\u043f the head\u201d. It is there that we \u043feed to work o\u043f the idea that we ha\u028be s\u03c5cceeded.