In Aztec culture, mothers preparing for childbirth were considered as courageous and formidable as warriors going into battle, said Belinda Campos, an associate professor in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. … “There’s a saying, ‘madre solo hay una,” or “mother, there is only one,” Campos said. “It’s sort of a way of emphasizing this is who gave you life...You can never pay them back. They gave you life.”

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