Ann Davenport is a 1991 graduate of Maternidad la Luz and a traditional midwife. She has worked as a training consultant for international organizations since 1992. Ann lives with her partner, Gloria, in Chile, happy to be helping other Chilean midwives promote the humanization of childbirth in Latin American countries. Their Web site is www.nuestroparto.cl.
Davenport discusses the ramifications of training traditional midwives or skilled birth attendants based on conformity to a medical system that may or may not be in the best interest of birthing mothers. Read more…. Who Benefits from Training Traditional Midwives?
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Midwives know the courage that is necessary to take ourselves through changes, and we stand by the side of each woman as she goes through her own transformation. Of course, with any transformation comes that dreaded moment of fear: the fear of letting go, of disconnection, separation and detachment.
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