María Gómez-Cabrero is a mother, midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) living in Valencia. During her nursing career (Italy, Spain and Ireland) she developed a passion for midwifery. She qualified and registered as a Midwife in Ireland in 2012 and a Lactation Consultant in 2015. After a decade in Dublin, she returned to Spain. She initially worked as part of a home-birth midwifery team called Titània in Barcelona, with women and families throughout their pregnancy, labour and postnatal period. Since 2017, she has worked in a public maternity hospital in her hometown, Valencia. She also offers private lactation support and midwifery care, tailored to meet each woman’s individual needs. Maria is passionate about holistic family-centred continuity of care.
“My best recommendations for a positive birth experience are: antenatal education by a midwife for both mum and partner, a personalised birth plan, and identifying and working out their fears during pregnancy so that at the time of labour, they are well able to trust nature, let it happen and enjoy their unique experience. Society has lost trust in women’s ability to give birth naturally. When a woman has a positive birth experience, postpartum weeks and breastfeeding tend to just flow.“
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