“I know how to identify the risk factors during birth”

Traditional midwives and users of the new traditional birth centre assemble during the centre opening

I have learned many things about how a baby is born. I have learned about the pains that the woman has before and during delivery. I know how to identify the risk factors during birth. Now I am not afraid to attend a woman when she is at the point of giving birth. The most important change is that I now understand when to tell a woman to push.

Right now, people still come looking for the (elderly) midwife, because she has proven time and again that she can do a good job. So, I go with her and I learn from her, and people tell me they will come looking for me when she is no longer available to the community.


Impact on people's lives

Abraham De Jesús' clinical practice changed as a result of our project.
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What do the numbers say?

We carried out the follow-up survey for the pilot study.
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Intercultural medical school

Evidence from our project feeds into this pioneering effort in Mexico.
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Traditional birth centres