Naolí Vinaver, CPM, is a Mexican midwife who combines traditional Mexican and contemporary homebirth midwifery practices, with a profound respect for the physiology of natural birth. She has attended over 1600 home births in both Mexico and Brazil. A passionate speaker and educator, she has taught hundreds of seminars and workshops in over 30 countries, including Midwifery Today conferences around the world.
Naolí has taught the art of the Mexican rebozo since 1992—becoming a worldwide reference and promoter in this area. She has also contributed to the birth world with her original invention of seven main original rebozo manoeuvres, now known as Naoli’s Rebozo Manoeuvres for Birth. Naolí invented and developed the Natural Ultrasound technique in 1992, as well as many other useful birth-related tools, techniques, and support elements.
She is the author of many birth-related articles and books—published in six languages—including a number of articles published in Midwifery Today magazine. In 2014, she co-founded AMA NASCER, a homebirth midwifery group practice in Florianópolis, Brazil, and currently accompanies births and provides care from pregnancy through the postpartum period.
Naolí recently created the Midwifery Workshops Online “The Art of Birth” program, which is currently being offered in four languages.
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For compassionate, informed, powerful midwifery to continue evolving to its fullest potential in the twenty-first century, we need to expand our scope of guiding practices and principles beyond a single paradigm of any one system.
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In these most interesting times, on March 19, 2020, I had to cancel the last two days of my Art of Birth workshop, in which 34 women and one man gathered with me for two weeks, in deep, eight-hours-per-day immersion. Read more…. Some Blessings for the Homebirth Community during Covid-19 Times
Learn some tricks on how to flip a breech baby from Mexican midwife Naolí Vinaver.
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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
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This homebirth midwife shares her experience in successfully handling babies who pass meconium prior to birth.
Read more…. On Meconium at Home and Delayed Cord-cutting