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, coming from the Northern Africans, the sicani. 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.

ALL PROCEEDS (100%), TUITION AND DONATIONS from Mamma Primitiva go to support safe birth at home in Ayiti and Nasciu La Vera Sicilia and clean water project in Jacmel mountains of Ayiti.

Mamma Primitiva Advisory Board is a broad collaboration of practitioners advising and supporting Mamma Primitiva 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 and homebirth worldwide.

Volunteer Medical Advisory Board
Clare Loprinzi, Traditional Midwife, CPM, MCH certificate
Carol Roedocker, CNM
Dr. Jade Patti McGaff, MD,OB/GYN
Dr. Mathilde Coste, MD, OB/GYN
Dr. Misha Kassel, MD, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Joseph Kassel, ND, LAc