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La Partera : Story of a Midwife (00 Edition)

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Jesusita Aragon earned the title "la partera," or midwife, at the age of fourteen. Apprenticed to her grandmother, she learned the traditional Hispanic methods of assisting childbirth. She won the coveted title by performing her first delivery when an expectant mother went into labor in her grandmother's absence. In the years that followed, she was often the only source of medical care available in an isolated, mountainous area of New Mexico. Jesusita was so prized for her medical wisdom that she came to deliver more than 12,000 babies in the course of her career.

This is Jesusita's story, told in her own words. She describes her early training as a midwife, her forced departure from home due to two unmarried pregnancies, and her solitary struggle to support her children. La Partera tells how she gradually emerged as a leader in her community, painstakingly building by hand a small maternity center for her patients while gaining the respect of the Anglo medical community.

As Jesusita's story unfolds, so too does the story of the women of the region. Supplemental sections by the author illuminate Jesusita's culture and past, along with a historical account of the network of medical care provided by Hispanic and Anglo female healers. Illustrated with photographs of both people and places, La Partera reflects the culture of an era through the prism of Jesusita's hard and useful life.

Fran Leeper Buss lives and teaches in Tucson, Arizona.

Synopsis:

The story of one woman's life in rural New Mexico and of her emergence as a community leader

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-140).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472087129
Author:
Buss, Fran L.
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Author:
Buss, Fran L.
Location:
Ann Arbor
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Medical Procedure
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Allied Health Services - Medical Assistants
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Midwives
Subject:
Maternal health services
Subject:
San Miguel County
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Maternal health services - New Mexico -
Subject:
Aragon, Jesusita
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
New Edition
Series:
Ann Arbor Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 BandW photographs
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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