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MODERN WITH TRADITION
Improve health in the perinatal period for mothers and babies
Meet our staff and partners that make our mission a reality.
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Collection of moments of how safe birth can lift a community.
ABOUT CASA MATERNA
What we do
We provide care and education for low-resource mothers during pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods through a mix of traditional Mayan customs and Western medicine. Our team of local birth attendants and nurses provide medical, spiritual and emotional support for the mother while welcoming her family and traditional midwife to participate in the process...
Dr. Erica McElroy is an Emergency Medicine physician who visited the town of San Juan La Laguna with her church group. She realized that there was a strong need for access to quality and culturally sensitive prenatal care and birthing services and felt called to make a difference in the local community. She found out about a clinic ...
Casa Materna San Juan provides care and education for low-resource mothers during pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods
|Our goal is for all the women of the San Juan La Laguna area to have an affordable, accessible and safe place to deliver their babies and thereby decrease fetal and maternal mortality in the region.|