Tuesday, September 1, 2015

“María Lopez Gonzalez, a traditional midwife also known as...

“María Lopez Gonzalez, a traditional midwife also known as Doña Mari, massaged her patient, Rosita Gonzalez Lopez, 22. For generations, the indigenous women of #Chiapas state in Mexico have had their babies delivered at home by midwives — women who are respected and loved for their skilled hands and wisdom, as well as for the warmth, affection and comfort they bring to women in labor. But Chiapas, home to rain forests, Mayan ruins, waterfalls, rugged highlands, also has some of the country’s highest death rates among women in childbirth. The photographer @janetjarman traveled extensively in the region last fall and winter, documenting the old ways and the new, and the places where they meet.” By nytimes on Instagram.

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