Naolí Vinaver is a Mexican midwife who combines traditional birth practices with a profound interest in and respect for the physiology of natural birth. She has been attending both waterbirths and births in traditional styles and positions since 1990. Naolí has enjoyed three pregnancies and homebirths of her own in the company of her family. She is in the process of writing and illustrating a couple of children’s books about life, pregnancy and birth, while continuing her homebirth practice in both rural and urban Veracruz State, Mexico.
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Learn some tricks on how to flip a breech baby from Mexican midwife Naolí Vinaver.
Read more…. How to Turn a Breech Baby to Head-down
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Naolí discusses touch as a basic need of all beings and, in particular, the benefits of loving touch—applied with awareness to the needs of the laboring recipient—during birth. Read more…. What Is a Birth without Loving Touch?
Food recipes, manner of speaking, expressions in dress, body care and rituals – whether religious or mundane – are all elements of culture that remain strongly-rooted and cherished by family and community. Read more…. Tradition, Birth and the Kitchen to Cook It All In