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Angelina Martínez Miranda

MANA 2019 Speaker


Angelina Martínez Miranda is a traditional
Partera living and practicing in Tepoztlan, Morelos, México. Angelina's
mother, aunts, grandmother and great-grandmother were traditional
midwives. Talking about births and female body wisdom was as natural as
making food for the family, learning about midwifery was an everyday
Angelina is the inheritor of three generations of midwifery wisdom; her
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were all traditional midwives,
practicing for around 40 years each. She combines their wisdom with the
many courses she has taken in midwifery and related subjects to keep up-
to-date with evidence-based midwifery care.
Angelina started attending births when she was 7 years old, helping
preparing teas, assisting her mother and grandmother. At 13 she started
attending births on her own, after becoming a mother herself. Nowadays
Angelina owns a birth center located next to her house, where, for years,
she and her apprentices have attended an average of 23 births per month,
with excellent outcomes. She is highly respected in her community. She is
a long-time member of Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) Mexico
and a founding member of a new state organization created by the
traditional midwives of Morelos. An accomplished speaker, she has given
talks and workshops at international conferences all over the world
including South America and the U.S. Throughout her life she attended
around 15,000 births. Angelina was one of the two traditional midwives who
attended the ICM Congress in Vienna in 2002, she shared her wisdom at
different trainings in UK 2017 and 2019. She is a strong source of
inspiration for the many traditional midwives in Mexico who are working to
preserve and revitalize their profession for the future.

All sessions by this speaker

2019-11-02 16:00:00

Traditional Skills

2019-11-04 08:30:00

Traditional Skills Workshop: Manteada y Sabada

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