To provide all of Tijuana and especially migrants comprehensive and respectable maternity care regardless of social economic or legal status. We are here to make those made by the Mexican government invisible visible again, loved and cared for.
In an effort to reduce the Mexican National Cesarean rate of 51% and Obstetrical Violence (Mexico places 5th in the world) , Parteras Fronterizas desires to provide Tijuana with the first ever Tijuana Freestanding Birth Center for Migrants and Residents. Additionally we strive to have professional midwives recognized and included into the public health system by providing a midwifery pathway in Mexico.
Currently, we provide volunteer midwifery services for approximately 5 -12 pregnant women weekly. We set up appointments at churches, shelters, home and half clinic. All care is cost free for migrants.
Prenatal Care for Migrants includes: - Transportation from the appointment setting to the clinic - Ultrasounds and lab work - Group and private prenatal consultations - Vitamins, medications and herbal treatments
Other services we offer are: - Well-woman care - Family planning - Support them when they have a gestational loss - Offer free birth service if they qualify for a home birth. (Adequate legal papers and a healthy pregnancy. ) - Transportation and labor care before they are admitted to the hospital. - Hygiene packages and clothing - Baby goods
In addition, we work with migrants to help them: - Understand what paperwork is needed to obtain a Mexican Birth Certificate. - Seek options for birthing hospitals and the requirements to be admitted. - Seek for housing - We provide resources to who can help them if they need legal advice or jobs. - Counseling and care after sexual assault or any kind of violence during migration. We provide the correct resource for a professional advice when needed. - Provide communication resources such as buying a prepaid phone or adding credit to their cell phone to communicate with families if they need further assistance.
We have been providing midwifery services to migrants since 2016.