Objective: To know the intervening factors in the adherence of health professionals to humanized care practices for newborns with good vitality in the delivery room.
Method: Qualitative research, through an online form with 36 health professionals working in delivery rooms in Rio de Janeiro. Data processed in the Interface de R pour Analyses Multidimensionnelles de Textes Et de Questionnaires and analyzed according to Thematic Content Analysis.
Results: Skin-to-skin contact was identified as a factor that is directly related to timely clamping of the umbilical cord and breastfeeding in the first hour of life. Other intervening factors were: acceptance, training and professional category; type of delivery; qualification and training of teams.
Conclusions: Professional improvement combined with encouragement from the leadership, partnership between peers, good working conditions, human resources and infrastructure and guidance to families provide adherence to humanized care practices for the newborn in the delivery room.