Central American Midwives - A True Labour of Love
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  • There is no doubt that midwives worldwide are very spec possess a unique ability to care for women and newborn distinctive set of skills to qualify for the job. More than 60babies are helped into the world with the hands of a midw birth attendant. In Central America, midwives are general traditional midwives.
  • Central American traditional midwives are usually well know their community. Many traditional midwives say they feltmidwife and learned their skills through apprenticeship and than formal training.
  • But Central American midwives have a tougher job on their counterparts in wealthier countries. In countries Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvadoften be found working under appalling conditions, dependin their countrys health system is, and the majority of these w paid for their hard work.
  • PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) estimates that22,000 maternal deaths per year in Latin America and the C aggregate ratio of 190 deaths per 100,000 births. PAHO als under-reporting in many regions can be as high a
  • In Central America, traditional midwives attend most of the the maternal mortality is the highest due to poverty. The traditional midwives to the health of nations has been u governments and insufficient resources have been allocatmidwives with the equipment, training and medicines that t out their job safely and effectively.
  • In April 2004, a group of midwives from these five countriebreaking step by coming together in Costa Rica to share the midwives in their respective countries. Their tales reflectdevotion to their work, and their ongoing commitment to t they have helped through childbirth.
  • They tell their stories of how unjust their health systems harrowing accounts of health care systems which fail
  • Central American Midwives, the charitable organization t assembly, produced a DVD depicting these womens st documentary, one of the Nicaraguan midwives, Doa Alicia, cthe traditional midwives give to the impersonal care of the lmidwife offers love and trust and confidence and she doesntlike the nurses and doctors. However, I dont mean to offendworkers, who do the best job they can. For example, a woma baby in a hospital. In the room she will find a nurse, a perso another woman in the next bed to her. The doctor arrives a lady, open your legs", and the woman feels ashamed. On th midwife attends this woman in the privacy of her own ho experiences trust.
  • Doa Alicia went on to say that she didnt want to offend thethey do offer good care when they are needed. But that they kindness of a midwife, and often lack the patience the
  • Josefa Mira, a midwife from El Salvador, explained that th constantly monitoring the progress of the labour and whenpresents itself they organize immediate transfer to a hospital care for women of the community during pregnancy and bi also look after the general health of women and their fam violence and all the illnesses that are common in our c
  • However, lack of transport is a major problem in most areahigh-risk conditions often cannot be moved to a hospital for to this dilemma. The same problem exists if there are no medicines to treat disease in pregnancy.
  • The Central American Midwives plea is to be recognized and value of their knowledge, to work as a team with health caadequately trained and equipped, and rightfully compensate to be recognised as an important, pressing ma
  • Let us help those who bear the hands that hold our future g help the Central American Midwife Crisis.
  • Guatemalan midwife Mara Cecilia says; What I would like moGuatemala is health for everyone, that having a baby would we would have safe and healthy childbirth, and that soci importance to mothers and the work of mothers. When webabies we should feel cared for and receive love. And the oth is that one day midwives would really be part of the health have a salary that we can enjoy.
  • To order your copy of this inspirational, educational DVinformation on Central American Midwives, contact http:// midwives.orgAuthor: Catherine CunninghamCentral Ameri True Labour of Love
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