Birth & Midwifery in Puerto Rico
Resources for parents and practitioners
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Birth Situation Room Report
Midwifery Today Country Contact*
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Debbie Díaz Ortiz, CPM, MPH, began her midwifery career as an apprentice to Rully Delgado, a Puerto Rican traditional midwife, in 1986. Today they are colleagues. In 1992 she went to Maternidad La Luz, and from 1993 on worked as a primary caregiver at homebirths in Puerto Rico. She also has worked with traditional midwives in Uganda, El Salvador and Guatemala, and she is coordinator of The Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Humanization of Childbirth (relacahupan).
- The Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Humanization of Childbirth (relacahupan) www.relacahupan.org
- Hermandad de Parteras de Puerto Rico—Midwives Sisterhood of Puerto Rico