Debbie A. Díaz Ortiz

Debbie A. 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 is a member of the Latin-American and Caribbean Network for the Humanization of Childbirth.

The Achievements of Traditional Midwives

This article outlines the achievements of Latin American traditional midwives, building upon the 2007 release of “The Traditional Midwife in Our Region.” Read more…. The Achievements of Traditional Midwives

Todas Somos Parteras

Hace siglos el nombre partera y sus variantes, matrona y comadrona, se registran en la biblia y en cada continente para definir a la mujer sabia, con habilidades específicas para atender a la madre y su criatura durante la gestación, el parto y el cuidado posparto. ¿De dónde nace el nombre y sus atributos? Cada país o región nos muestra un pedazo de historia similar y otro distinto. Algo que tenemos en común es que por varios siglos la profesión se aprende entre mujeres en el ambiente social. Read more…. Todas Somos Parteras

We Are All Midwives

enturies ago names meaning midwife or matron were recorded in the Bible and on every continent to define a wise woman who has specific skills to assist the mother and her baby during the periods of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Read more…. We Are All Midwives