At 59, Angelina Martínez has not stopped helping thousands of women around the world to give birth. She belongs to a whole dynasty of indigenous midwives who learned sacred techniques that are as old as humanity itself.
In the past, midwives were considered respectable and highly wise figures. Currently, most births are in hospitals and by caesarean section.
The reality is that traditional midwifery is frowned upon in our country. Priestesses who were once the link of fertility and birth are no longer taken into account.
Angelina has been responsible for bringing these teachings to all humanity. From Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, to California, in the United States she shares her knowledge. Her journey began in Austria and continued to the east, with some stops to know other countries end plates
“She talks to women and sings to them. She tells them that babies are very wise, that they will do their job to come to the world. And in the meantime she gives parents discreet advice: ‘Do the homework’. This in Mexico means don’t stop having sex. Pleasure helps birth. ” This is what Angelina says in the newspaper El País.
Angelina Martínez, a childhood full of changes
Her life was not easy. Her mother spoke me”phaa, which she didn’t learned due to the discrimination that existed towards indigenous peoples and languages. She did not finish school because of her family’s financial needs. Her grandmother loaned lands to sow away from home and for the same reason, she was never more than a year in the same place.
But that globetrotting spirit led Angelina Martinez to heal, to tell stories to the pregnant women and to sing to the hearts of the babies. Of course, it has also helped to take away the fear and calm future mothers.
Later and after several days of work the process of giving birth concludes with the closure. This includes a massage, a ritual and a bath of herbs that helps the body to return to its natural structure after delivery.
At present, this beautiful trade is being reborn, as several women demand her services. It has a lot to do with the fact that midwives allow to experience a totally humanized birth, without obstetric violence and with a spiritual and therapeutic accompaniment.
Let’s hope this practice never dies. It is necessary that more women like Angelina Martínez go out to spread what a childbirth is with love full of sacred teachings.
COVER PHOTO: yosoygaia.com
With information from El País
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