Manuela Contreras (Midwife, Spain)
Manuela Contreras is a Midwife at University Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla in Santander, Spain and is a co-founder of the support association Red El Hueco de mi Vientre. She graduated from the University of Murcia with a Diploma in Nursing (1996), before going on to specialise in midwifery (2002) at the General Hospital of Elche, Alicante, Spain. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences Research (2014) from the University of Cantabria. She has undertaken specialist training in perinatal bereavement and care and in resilience and crisis. She has organised and given numerous courses on perinatal grief and care for health professionals and spoken at a number of conferences. She has collaborated on two books on perinatal grief.