La Mammana Collective, Inc.
Mamma Primitiva Traditional Midwifery Program
With the greatest of respect, I chose the names La Mammana Collective, Inc. and Mamma Primitiva Educational Program.
Mammana was the name given to the midwife in the dialect of my ancestors, the people of Sicilia. It comes from the word, Mamma.
Mamma is a primal sound. The aaaa in mamma is the primal sound that mothers make when they birth their babies and mamma is name that babies give to their mothers.
The word Mamma is connected to the breath, the life force, that connects us to our ancestors and to the greatest of all mamma, mother earth.
Primitiva predates the concept of traditional, and represents the original ceremony of birthing in the most primal way. Primitiva shares the same root as primal.
Clare Loprinzi, Mammana www.ClareLoprinzi.com
ALL PROCEEDS (100%), TUITION AND DONATIONS from Mamma Primitiva go to support the Soley Lavi Birth Center in Haiti.
La Mammana Collective, Inc. Advisory Board is a broad collaboration of practitioners advising and supporting Mother Health International to create the bridge between high technology obstetric care and the excellent outcomes provided by the, hands on, Traditional Midwifery Model of Care in low economic and disaster stricken countries. The collection of our data is providing inspiration for birthing centers worldwide.
Volunteer Medical Advisory Board
Clare Loprinzi, Traditional Midwife, CPM, MCH certificate
Marzia Floridia, LM
Carol Roedocker, CN
Dr. Jade Patti McGaff, MD,OB/GYN
Dr. Mathilde Coste, MD, OB/GYN
Dr. Misha Kassel, MD, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Joseph Kassel, ND, LAc
Who will attend Mamma Primitiva?
Women from around the world that have the love of helping women birth, educating women about birthing and becoming a midwife will attend Mamma Primitiva.
Some will already be a midwife or a physician; some will be young mothers, women and even young women. It will include women of many different cultures and countries all sharing their motherwit (common sense, intuition) and unique ways of birthing as they learn traditional midwifery. It will be collaborative and culturally sensitive.
It will be mothers and women sharing their cultures and concerns and healing. This is how mamma primitiva work, truthful education about birth, raising children and healing. We are glad you are there with us.