Casa Materna is a maternal health clinic with a simple mission: no woman should die in the act of giving life. The Huehuetenango province of Guatemala has especially high rates of infant and maternal mortality. For every 1,500 pregnant women in this region, nearly 30 … Continue reading About Casa Materna
Month: November 2015
People of Casa Materna
People of Casa Materna Yeni Merida was born and raised in Huehuetenango and has a background in nursing. As the Casa Materna coordinator, she works with the nurses and doctors as well as the families that visit Casa Materna. She is passionate about helping mothers … Continue reading People of Casa Materna
Dear friends, family, babywearing enthusiasts, and fellow travelers: Thank you so much for your interest in this project! Making a donation to Casa Materna by purchasing this 2016 Guatemala Babywearing Calendar will have a direct positive impact on the families of Huehuetenango, where I conducted research … Continue reading Thank you!
Breastfeeding to combat early malnutrition
While volunteering with Casa Materna and PCI Guatemala, one of the primary concerns was combating early malnutrition. Breastfeeding is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve infant nutrition, and breastmilk provides the vitamins and antibodies that babies need to fight infections and develop … Continue reading Breastfeeding to combat early malnutrition