Kristen Marsh

Kristen Marsh, MPH, RD, CLE, AHCC, was born and raised in Guatemala. She is a nutritionist with a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley. She has worked in the public health sector in the United States and most recently worked internationally with the U.S. Agency for International Development, managing breastfeeding and child nutrition programs. Today, she is a natural childbirth teacher and advocate for safe and empowered birth. She lives in Vienna, Virginia, with her husband David and her son Lucca and is expecting her second child, whom she plans on birthing at home.

Guatemala: Has the time come for a national midwifery certification program?

Midwives for Midwives trains community midwives in Guatemala, filling a need that was created when professional midwifery schools were eliminated there in the 1970’s. The authors share facets of the program, wondering whether it will succeed in the current political climate.

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