Alicia Beatriz Cillo, interim Board member, Americas, describes celebrations in La Plata.

 
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In Latin America we celebrate each year the Day of the Midwife on 31 August--why on 31 August?

Within the framework of the II International Midwives Congress celebrated in Lima, Peru, in 1962, it was decided that in all Latin American countries the Day of the Obstetricians and the Midwives, should coincide with the celebration of San Ramon Nonato's Day, considered the patron saint of midwives because of the circumstances of his birth. San Ramon was born in Portell, near Barcelona, in Spain, on 31 August 1200. He was given the nickname "non natus" (not born) because his mother died during childbirth, before he was born.

Last August 31st, the Association of Obstetrics of the Buenos Aires Province, District 1, La Plata, celebrated the Day of Obstetrics and the Tenth Anniversary of the Professional Association with a dinner, show, dance and lots of noise! As every year, tribute was paid to all colleagues who have been practising 25 and 50 years, and they received medals and diplomas.

En Latinoamerica, festejamos el Dia de la Matrona el 31 de Agosto de cada ano ?Por que un 31 de Agosto?

Porque en ci Marco dei II Congreso Interamericano dc Obstetrices, realizado en Lima--Peru, en el ano...

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