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Birth Happens: Call the Partera

Birth Happens: Call the Partera

Call the Partera

Please join moderator nurse‐midwife Elizabeth Yznaga in conversation with Maria Ramos Bracamontes and Anabel Amado. Birth Happens is an exhibition celebrating the history of midwifery in Santa Cruz County at the San Lorenzo Valley Museum Faye G. Belardi Memorial Gallery in Felton. Visit www.slvmuseum.org for more information or call (831) 338‐8382.

Elizabeth Yznaga CNM‐Ret, MSN, DNP developed her OB clinical expertise from a successful midwifery career including hospital, birth center and teaching responsibilities. She pioneered several midwifery positions and enjoys teaching students at the University of San Francisco in critical event simulations. Her calling to midwifery motivated her to make the hospital better for mothers and babies. As the first midwife establishing the 30‐year‐old midwifery practice at Kaiser Hospital in San Jose California, she delivered thousands of babies.

Maria Ascención Ramos Bracamontes is a Mexican Indigenous Certified Nurse Midwife with home and hospital experience. She was born at home in Ayotitlán, Jalisco, México and raised between Santa Cruz and Ayotitlán. She comes from a lineage of traditional Mexican midwives, homebirthers, and farmers. She is a mother of three, a homebirther, herbalist, and addiction counselor, and works in Watsonville at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) called Salud Para La Gente, where she primarily serves undocumented indigenous farmworker womb‐carriers and pregnant people with substance use disorders. She is a founder of the Collective Wings Perinatal Project which has been serving the community since January 1, 2016. They prioritize bilingual, people of color, queer, and childbearing families in recovery who are interacting with institutions such as Child Welfare, Recovery Centers, Probation, Immigration System, and others.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Felton Community Room
  All Ages  
  Health     Local History  

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