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Conception. Childbirth. Development. Naturally. Consciously. Blessingly.
Social project "Miracle in the Heart" We popularize
natural childbirth
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Marina  Lembo
Marina Lembo
(Марина Лембо)
Argentina, Buenos Aires
2 children, 2 out of them born in homebirth.
A professional primarily working in natural childbirth and/or conscious parenting
midwife
оbstetrician
childbirth
Independent home midwife, teacher at Buenos Aires University at the midwifery education program, doulas' educator, organizer of the street protest against homebirth prohibition in front of the Ministry of Healthcare of Argentina in May 2015.

"Since 2004 I work as an independent home birth midwife leaving the hospital practice, after almost 1,700 births. I co-founded a birth centre initiative 'La casa de las parteras', together with 3 more midwives.

I teach at Buenos Aires University at the midwifery education program ‘Postmodern Midwifery’. For many years I was invited to train doulas. I’m a founder and a current president of AAPI (Argentine association on Independent Midwives). In 2012 I head and carried out the lobby at the national congress to preserve midwifery right to assist independently and at home and birth centres.

I've translated 'Orgasmic Birth' documentary (Debra Pascali Bonaro) and 'Birth Story, Ina May and The Farm midwives' into the Spanish. I've translated and published ‘Spiritual Midwifery’ by Ina May Gaskin, and 'About physiology in pregnancy and birth' by Verena Schmid. I also wrote some papers regards home birth in modern western societies collaborating at Dar a Luz midwifery school by online classes and taught birthrights at Madres de Plaza de Mayo University. Since my graduation in 2000, I've worked non-stop as a full-time midwife, struggling with Health Ministry and legislators, teaching and spreading this model of care and birth paradigm, participating in documentaries; traveling and sharing similarities in USA, Mexico, South Africa, Latin America, and Canada".

Contact information

Website
http://gentlebirthcenter.com/