Antonina Sanchez Mendez was born in 1952 in Guatemala. As with most women of her culture, her days are filled with physical labor. She has seven children and 11 grandchildren and is deeply connected to her community. She was 33 years old when she began her career as a midwife.
About Author: Sarah Proechel
Sarah Proechel es una estudiante de la partería y la medicina de hierbas. Vive en Nueva York en la valle de Hudson con su esposo y dos hijos hermosos, Leo (10) y Eliot (2). Sarah tiene una pasión para la partería indigena y tradicional and encantaría ver muchos puentes construidos de amor y entender entre las parteras del norte industrializado y las culturas tradicionales de Latinoamerica. Su libro, Voces de las Comadronas Mayas: Historias de Parteras del area Mam de Guatemala fue publicado en 2005 y se lo puede conseguir en www.lulu.com/mayamidwives. Pronto lo va a publicar en español también. Se puede contactar Sarah en [email protected].
Sarah Proechel is a doula, herbalist and student of midwifery. She graduated from Goddard College in 2004 with a degree in Health Arts and Sciences and a focus on midwifery and herbal medicine. Sarah lives in upstate New York with her husband Rick and her sons Leo, nine, and Eliot, one.
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