Midwifery across the generations: a modernizing midwife in Guatemala.

  title={Midwifery across the generations: a modernizing midwife in Guatemala.},
  author={S Cosminksy},
  journal={Medical anthropology},
  volume={20 4},
This article examines change and continuity in midwifery knowledge and practice by comparing a mother and daughter, both of whom are local midwives, or comadronas, on a Guatemalan plantation. The daughter apprenticed with the mother, who died in 1997. Like her mother, she received a government midwifery license after attending an official training course. I discuss the applicability of the concept of "postmodern midwifery" as I trace how both mother and daughter adapted to the pressures of… CONTINUE READING

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