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Existimos para asegurar que las mujeres tienen embarazos saludables, nacimientos humanos en un pueblo con pocos recursos en Guatemala, conservando las tradiciones Mayas en nuestra practica.

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OUR MISSION

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Improve health in the perinatal period for mothers and babies

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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...

Our history

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 ...

OUR IMPACT

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3,645

Prenatal visits

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274

Births attended in

Casa Materna

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138

Hospital referrals for

patients with risks

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458

Postpartum visits to

patient homes

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Dec 3 2019

Local networking bridges community organizations + Giving Tuesday!

The Casa Connect: Special Edition Today is the day to take part in the global generosity movement that's ...
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Sep 27 2019

The Casa Connect: Fall 2019 Edition

The Casa Connect: Fall 2019 Edition Welcome to the first edition of the Casa Materna Atitlán Newsletter.  Our hope ...
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Jul 15 2019

Strength in Community

Everyone’s heard the saying, it takes a village to raise a child. Well, during my time at the Casa ...
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Nov 19 2018

Two Years of Success

In November we celebrated our 2-year anniversary operating in San Juan. In this time, our team performed 2427 ...
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About us

Casa Materna San Juan provides care and education for low-resource mothers during pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods

Our mission
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.
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