-‘midwives’ in Nahuatl, a Mexican language- is
a civil association created to promote and advocate for midwifery
as a model for sexual and reproductive health care, interested
in making our services available to all kind of women. To
collaborate with the dissemination of information with the
belief that families, midwives and other professionals need
to become active partners in the goal of making birth safer
and at the same time rewarding.
Since Ticime’s inception in 1991, we have been gathering
materials of interest to midwives and others interested in
high-quality health care for mothers and children. Many people
have benefited from these materials, and we frequently receive
requests from midwives, pregnant women, childbirth educators,
doctors, anthropology students, and others to visit our library
and borrow materials.
acknowledges the important role traditional midwives play
in servicing many families. Our advocacy activities are geared
to questioning the lack of research on the traditional practices
and lack of support to those servicing the poorest population.
We have developed some materials apt to be owned and read
by midwives who are not skilled in reading.
producing the video, “Sobada and Manteada”, two
massage techniques -frequently used by Mexican indigenous
traditional midwives- are shown. The Sobada is a gentle massage
of the abdominal area that allows a midwife to determine the
growth and position of a baby during the months before birth.
The Manteada is rocking the pelvic area using a rebozo, or
shawl, that relaxes the mother, relieves backache and muscle
ache, and encourages the baby to take a good position in the
womb before birth.
Ticime’s midwifery model is based on a professional
program and experience for more than 14 years dedicated to
offering quality prenatal, homebirth, and postpartum care
to women and families from diverse communities. We attend
births at home, in our Posadas de Nacimientos (Birthing Inns)
and in clinics, in the State of Morelos, State of Oaxaca and
Mexico City. We also offer well-woman gynecological care and
family planning services.
The project of the Posada de Nacimiento in Tepoztlan is surrounded
by six very poor communities where health services are scarce
and community midwives are no longer practicing. We have carried
out workshops for women of all ages on reproductive and sexual
health and rights in collaboration with the government health
services of the State of Morelos.
of our objectives in the project sponsored by JICA is to reach
adolescents in school to provide them with useful information
on gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, human
rights and no-violence issues.
the states of Oaxaca and Morelos we are carrying out meetings
with traditional midwives where we exchange knowledge. We
bring closer new learning possibilities and strategies so
that indigenous parteras have better tools at hand.
the development of Ticime’s web page we intend to bring
the organization and our resources in contact with more people
in order to get help for these essential good causes.
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