Maíra Libertad, CNM, MSc, PhD, is an experienced homebirth midwife in Brazil. She started her homebirth practice in Rio de Janeiro in 2011, after almost ten years working as a hospital-based nurse and nurse midwife, and is now living and attending births in a small town nearby São Paulo. She has been a doula trainer and an instructor for midwives, nurses, family physicians and OBGYNs since 2013 in topics as birth physiology, birth politics, evidence-based respectful care, obstetric emergencies, and neonatal resuscitation. She has special interest in undisturbed birth, breech births and postpartum perineal care. Before becoming a midwife, she was also a trained doula for 2 years (2001-2002).
Maíra is also a teacher and a researcher at a State University in São Paulo, offering lectures and preceptorship for Nursing and Midwifery students and also conducting research about birth-related topics. Since 2014, Maíra is a speaker and also the head of the Scientific Committee of SIAPARTO, an international symposium held in Brazil twice a year focused on physiological birth and non-invasive care.