I am mother of three children, 2 of them born at home. I feel a midwife in heart, body and soul. When I was 4 years old, my mother decided to have my small sister at home. We were invited to the birth, wich we felt as a family event, something that happens daily and is at the same time extremely extraordinary. It was something that really amazed me and the feeling came back when I became pregnant with my first daughter. I knew just then I wanted to become a midwife. I wanted to support other women. I did not have any midwifery support in my first pregnancy and missed it. I believe in the uniqueness of every process, helping other woman find their own path to connect with their body and their baby.
I feel so much excitement, respect, surprise and big emotion every day working with women, standing by women and their families. Through pregnancy and birth, authentic miracles of life. When I support women during labour, babies beeing born, I feel renewed hope everytime in humanity. As a woman myself, I can only work for and with women, feeling deep grattitude for every opportunity.
The care that is beeing provided to woman in their reproductive processes is too often based on defensive practice, and a paternalistic attittude. Women and our babies need our bodies to be respected. From menarchy to menopause, our cicle of life. Birth and labour are physiological events that most times will only need only the woman, her baby, and a space where they feel safe, supported and sustained ♥. When intervention is necessary and things don’t turn out the way we wished, it is welcome when it is informed, agreed up on, and done with respect form necessity. As a midwife my job is to be there, always be there. I provide information and with information the possibility of making informed choices.
I like to question myself and others; I love to investigate, observe everything from more technical aspects, to emotional, gestural and subtle aspects present in birth. I love to keep myself active, keeping always up to date with courses and constant learning, reading, studying and humbleness. But specially, I learn form every women I come across with.
I feel fortunate to be able to colaborate with a team of midwives I appreciate deeply, Ilitia Mujer y Maternidad ♥. Thank you!!!
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