Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Natural Birth Resources in Mexico City

Besides an ounce or two of formula the nursery gave my son without asking (sneaky, they were, by feeding it to him in a cup), we were very satisfied with our birthing experience here in Mexico City. While I ended up not giving birth in the water, Kishan was born naturally, but not without a supportive team of doctors, doulas, and my husband.

Like I posted before, it took some digging to find doctors and hospitals that were pro-natural birth, pro-lactation, and pro-rooming in (alojamiento conjunto). The general term for this here in Mexico is psicoprofiláxsis. Below is a small list of resources I came across as I was researching having a natural birth in Mexico.

Plenitude (Guadalajara)
Links to Mexico resources from Midwifery Today
Hospital Medica Sur - Lomas (women's hospital that specializes in maternity)

The psicoprofiláxsis community is quite small here in Mexico, and nearly all of them have contacts in other cities besides DF if you can't find what you're looking for on your own.


  1. THANK YOU for this post! Im moving to mexico city in a month, and have had my two sweet girlies in natural births! They never saw the nursery, I didnt realize you had to request that in Mexico City. We plan on having another, but he or she will be born in MX. I am so grateful that you have made this info available to all mommies that are , or going to be, pregnant in Mexico City.

  2. Nice article, thanks for the information.

  3. Im back! Im in need of a doctor who will support breastffeeing and treat my back injury / sciatic nerve pain. If you hve ANY leads on this I would be eternally grateful. We live in the very north of mexico city, almost in estado de mexico.
    I also havent found a pedi that I love yet, ao far 3 out of 4 have been anti breastfeeding. My nursling is 11 months and we arent stopping anytime soon. Apparently thats a problem?

  4. don't know any docs for back pain, but dr. horacio reyes from clinica pigui ( is supposed to be quite good and a specialist in lactation. i just didn't go with him because i heard his waits were long, but looking back, i think i should have because my pedi was quick to move my baby to formula when he started losing too much weight.
    good luck and keep on keepin' on with the breastfeeding. if you need the name of a lactation consultant, let me know.

  5. Hi! Did you end up giving birth at Hospital Medica Sur - Lomas?

    1. Yes, and we had a good experience but mostly because I had a good team of doctors and doulas. My general hospital experience was fine.