In August 1999 I spent eight days in Guatemala, where I visited the town of Concepción Chiquirichapa, in the western highlands outside of Quetzaltenango.” Read more…. Guatemala Journey: Partnering with Traditional Midwives
Judy Luce, CPM, has been a homebirth midwife for 24 years and has lived in Vermont since 1982. If anyone would like to partner with one of the Guatemalan midwives, make a financial contribution or support this project in any way, contact her at MidwifeOne@aol.com or call 802-476-7056 for more information.
Checks made out to International Mayan League and earmarked for the project are tax-deductible and can be sent to Judy at 30 Park St., Barre, VT 05641. Also available are brilliantly colored posters (18" by 24") reproduced from a batik created by artist Jane Pincus honoring women and birth. All proceeds go to the Guatemalan Midwifery Project. Posters cost $23 including postage and mailing tube; they show the image of a woman birthing her child into the hands of a midwife accompanied by the quote from Judy Grahn: “The act of opening yourself up so that another being can pass down the channel and out of you takes a woman all the way down to the very deep of living.” Suitable for framing.