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Opening Hours : Monday to Saturday - 9am a 5pm

Staff

PM. Hannah Freiwald

Director of Midwifery

Hannah Freiwald has twenty years of experience in natural birth, having attended over one thousand seven hundred births in Guatemala and the USA. She was born in Germany and since 1988 lives in Guatemala where she has raised her four children. She became a professional midwife in Maternidad La Luz in El Paso, Tx, USA.

In 1997 she became cofounder and Codirector of Ixmucane, a birth center in Antigua Guatemala. In 2000 she founded Centro de Parto Natural and became its general director and main midwife. From 2008 to 2013 she additionally was general director of Asociación Manos Abiertas, a nonprofit for integrated women’s health and midwifery education located in Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepequez, where she still acts as a consultant.

The births of three of her children with the help of a midwife made her experience the difference between a natural humanized birth with the support of her loved ones and the coldness of a c-section in a hospital without respect for the woman and with rigid regulations that do not benefit mother or baby. Ever since her goal has been to empower women to take pregnancy and birth into their own hands in order to achieve a healthy, happy and profound experience that shapes their, their children’s and their spouses future lives.

Hannah also attends routine gynecology and family planning, teaches midwifery and does workshops and talks on related topics.

Dr. Byron Chacón

MD graduated from San Carlos University of Guatemala, with a postgraduate degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology from San Juan de Diós General Hospital and San Carlos University of Guatemala with over 15 years of clinical practice as OBGYN and as perinatal ultrasonographer.

Dr. Linda Valencia

Linda Valencia is a GP graduated from the San Carlos University of Guatemala in 1998. She then specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the same university and in the General Hospital of San Juan de Dios.

Dr. Celia Alvizúrez

MD graduated from San Carlos University of Guatemala, with a postgraduate degree in Pediatrics and a specialization in Neonatology from Roosevelt Hospital and San Juan de Diós General Hospital. Head of neonatology of Roosevelt Hospital with over 15 years of experience in her private clinic.

Diana Freiwald

Hannah's assistant and teacher for prenatal and other classes. She is Hannah's daughter and was born at home.

Dr. Maritza Ramírez

MD graduated from San Carlos University of Guatemala with a postgraduate degree in Anesthesiology from San Carlos University of Guatemala and San Juan de Dios General Hospital where he has worked for the last ten years as head of Anesthesiology, also teaching new specialists. He has over 15 Years of experience in his field.

Dr. Isaías Flores

MD graduated from San Carlos University of Guatemala with a postgraduate degree in Anesthesiology from San Carlos University of Guatemala and San Juan de Diós General Hospital where he has worked for the last ten years as head of Anesthesiology, also teaching new specialists. He has over 15 Years of experience in his field.