Dõna Irene Sotelo

Dõna Irene Sotelo is a traditional midwife (partera tradicional) who lives and works in the community of Juitepec, just outside the city of Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos, Mexico. She is also a traditional healer (curandera), an herbalist, a bonesetter and a specialist in traditional forms of massage. She runs a full-time healing and midwifery practice from her home, which contains a birth center. She sees 10 to 15 clients a day and attends four to six births a month. She has attended thousands of births and is widely recognized as one of the most respected and honored traditional midwives in Morelos.