SBCC ANTH 103 - Midwife (7 pages)

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Anth 103 - Intro To Cultural Anthropology

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ANTH 103 A Day in the Life of a Midwife A What did you learn or did you take good field notes Section total 30 points A1 Why did Teodora become a midwife 5 points Teodora did not want to become a midwife at first Because when she was very young it seemed like her mother worked too hard her mother took care of her and father and the house and went to market all that And then someone would always need her to help And then once she went away for a long time to visit her sister in Etlan but we needed her here But she decided to become a midwife when she delivered her first baby Her mother was away helping a woman in Ompapan But this woman here in Amopan Ana was her name was giving birth all of a sudden They came for her mother but all the found was Teodora She was terrified but knew what to do and she felt wonderful afterward This is why she decided to become a midwife A2 Was there any special event that launched Teodora into midwifery 5 points She decided to become a midwife when she delivered her first baby on Christmas Her mother was away helping a woman in Ompapan But this woman here in Amopan Ana was her name was giving birth all of a sudden They came for her mother but all the found was Teodora She was terrified but knew what to do and she felt wonderful afterward This is why she decided to become a midwife A3 How is the sweatbath used in her health care activities 5 points She believes the sweatbath is very important because it warms and loosens up the mother s body before she gives birth Afterward she goes into the sweatbath with the pragnat woman and fan her with bunches of leaves banana coffee oak pine rosemary leaves like that Sometimes she rubs aguardiente the woman s body to make it really warm She believes all of this is important not just for the mother but for everyone else too Also mother s sweatbath prevent a nasty skin rash by just touching a new mother A4 What does Teodora think of the other midwife in Amopan 5 points There is only one midwife in Amopan But Julia is another midwife in the next town who lives cross the river from Amopan She thinks Julia is a great midwife too A5 What is Teodora s opinion of the clinic in Cintlan 5 points She likes the doctor who s there now But they change doctors a lot If she has a very difficult birth she can get help from them They can do cesarean deliveries but she cannot But she does not know because it seems to her they do a lot of them Many of the women in Amopan are afraid to have their children there But Alicia thinks they should visit the doctor while they are



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