indicates how assimilated a woman is. Being more or less assimilated does not better your chances of receiving adequate maternal care. Maternal care exists in many forms and for many indigenous Guatemalans with a history of distrust, their choice of care will remain with midwives. Seeking biomedical is not often considered the main option because biomedical care is supposed to serve occurrences that need treatment. Pregnancy is seen as something that is natural and does not require interventional care. Midwives serve to help women deliver the natural way and that is what some women prefer. This article serves to confirm biases that biomedical care is progressive, while other forms of birthing might not be. References: Glei, Dana A;Goldman, Noreen Ethnicity and Health; Feb 2000; 5, 1; Agricultural & Environmental Science Database pg. 5 Gragnolati, M., & Marini, A. (2003). Health and Poverty in Guatemala. Policy Research Working Papers. doi:10.1596/1813-9450-2966 1999 Guatemala: Memoria del Silencio. Guatemala City: Comisión para el Esclarecimiento Histórico. Vinding, Diana and Cæcilie Mikkelsen. “El Mundo Indigena.” IGWIA: 2016. P. 87. Salazar Tetzagüic, Manuel de Jesus. “Identidad Indígena en un Mundo Globalizado. La
Experiencia de Guatemala”. Reporte Político. Año XLVI Época V, No. 14 Centroamérica, Enero – Junio de 2016. P. 60. United Nations “PRESS CONFERENCE BY MEMBERS OF GUATEMALAN HISTORICAL CLARIFICATION COMMISSION “ 1 March 1999. Retrieved 13 August 2016. Vinding, Diana and Cæcilie Mikkelsen. “El Mundo Indigena.” IGWIA: 2016. P. 87.
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