Luna Maya: Celebrating Motherhood through a Femifocal Model of Care

Jenna Murray De Lopez, Cristina Alonso

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Research and practice experience shows that indigenous and non-indigenous women throughout Mexico continue to seek the services of midwives and out-of-hospital care, regardless of the improvements in access to public services. This observation alone raises important questions about the divide between the type of public services available to indigenous and low-income women, and their needs and desires around the lifecycle process of motherhood. It also expands the discussion around motherhood from an act of safely and quickly extracting a fetus from a mother, to a community event that involves the safety of networks and support rather than technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Mothers in the Twenty-First Century (working title)
EditorsA Giralt, C McNamara
PublisherDemeter Press
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018


  • Femifocal
  • Midwifery
  • Mexico
  • Motherhood

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute


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