Angelina Martinez Miranda is a traditional midwife living and practicing in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. She is the inheritor of three generations of midwifery knowledge; her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were all traditional midwives, practicing for around 40 years each. Angelina combines their wisdom with the many courses she has taken in midwifery and related subjects to keep up-to-date with evidence-based obstetrics.
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 in South America and the U.S. and was one of the two traditional midwives who attended the ICM Congress in Vienna in 2002. 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.