Position, place and handling of delivery (Mexico)

Position, place and handling of delivery (Mexico)
1.200-400 [BC.]. Female figure with cranial deformity. Pre-classical period, central Mexico (Mexico) © Museo de América    

Position, place and handling of delivery (Mexico)

In Mexico, 30% of the many indigenous women have no access to institutionalised delivery, which means around double the rest of the country. They are usually attended by traditional midwives, sometimes due to cultural preferences for traditional systems rather than institutional ones, but especially because it is the only option in poor and isolated regions.

Delivery kneeling or sitting on her partner are positions which are still commonly used for delivery and are represented by figures from over 2,000 ago.