MIDWIFE

DELMAR

an EXPERIENCED guide

blending EVIDENCE-BASED practices with

time-tested traditional HOLISTIC techniques

to help you navigate YOUR OWN PATH

After 20 years and over 800 births, I've fully stepped into my role as a primary midwife with an open heart for safe compassionate care that supports and empowers the whole person. It was in my college library that I literally and serendipitously stumbled on midwifery -- the perfect combination of my passion for social justice and love for holistic health. I began attending births shortly thereafter as an interpreter for the Deaf. However it was my commitment to birth justice and the right to self-determination that led me to continue this path as a doula, student, midwifery assistant, and now, midwife.
 

I was honored to study under some of South Florida's most experienced midwives before moving to join Steel City Midwives in June of 2020. With the retirement of the practice's former owner, I'm now stepping into the leadership role of owner of the new Steel City Homebirth!

I am a first generation Cuban-American who uses they/them/elle pronouns. I am natively fluent in English and Spanish, as well as fluent in American Sign Language. When I'm not attending births, I keep busy with various projects to eliminate health disparities for pregnant and birthing Black, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and other oppressed communities. I enjoy all different types of crafting, going camping, reading historical fiction, and finding new adventures with my partner, Shain. Our latest adventure is preparing for the birth of our first baby, due in Aquarius season 2021.

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“Life is a process of becoming, a combination

of states we have to go through.” 
 

― Anais Nin  

Experience

 

Traditional Midwife

Primary at Steel City Homebirth

North American Registry of Midwives Candidate for CPM
www.NARM.org

Current

Assistant Midwife

Coalition for Childbirth Choice / Hollywood Birth Center / The Gathering Place

www.HollywoodBirthcenter.com

2012 - 2020

Founder
Doula + Lactation Specialist + Parent Educator

Spiral Harbor and Mighty Milk Lactation Clinic
www.SpiralHarbor.com

2001 - Current

 

Steering Committee Member

Queer and Transgender Midwives Association

www.elephantcircle.net/qtma

2019 - Current

Community Organizer + Birth Justice Doula Trainer

Southern Birth Justice Network

www.SouthernBirthJustice.org

2018 - Current

Project Lead: BIPOC Midwife Leadership Pipeline

HealthConnect One
Birth Equity Leaders Academy

2018-2019

Member

Midwives Alliance of North America
Division of Access and Equity

https://mana.org/healthcare-policy/access-and-equity

2017-2019

Reproductive Health Educator

Florida International University Wellness Center

www.studentaffairs.fiu.edu

2006 - 2007

Education
Certifications
Trainings

Traditional Midwifery Apprenticeships
multiple midwifery practices and birth centers

2000-2020

Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies

Florida International University

www.FIU.edu

2007
 

Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification 

www.aap.org/NRP

Current

BLS CPR/AED Certification 
Adult & Child

www.cpr.heart.org

Current

Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn Workshop

www.KarenStrange.com
2018

B.E.S.T. Training

www.birthemergency.com
2014

Breastfeeding Specialist Certification

(90 Hour) Lactation Education Resources

www.LactationTraining.com

2013

​Touchpoints Training

Brazelton Touchpoints Center

www.BrazeltonTouchpoints.org

2002

Postpartum Doula

Mother Care Services

www.mothercareservices.com

2002

Birth Doula

D.O.N.A.

www.DONA.org

2001

Delmar poses with the first cohort of Birth Justice Doulas they helped to train at Southern Birth Justice Network.
Delmar leans over the edge of a birth tub to check fetal heart tones with a handheld doppler that is labeled with their last name, "Bauta."
Delmar listens to a newborn's breathing, as his mama leans into Delmar, and big brother excitedly points and recounts what he just saw.