Home birth #2 in Xechivoy. Mom and baby are doing great! - Jessica Oliveira, Guatemala Coordinator
Juana is the comadrona (mayan midwife). I am following while here for 3 months is Guatemala. I’ve been here for a month now and learning a lot about the opportunities for women and the healthcare system. - Jessica Oliveira, Guatemala Coordinator
My first homebirth here in Santiago, Atitlan. We were in the rural coffee feilds, in a small one room tin roofed house. I had to repair her lacerations with a camping headlight and some sutures and lidocaine…all while sitting cross-legged on her bed . We were to far from any medical facility and I had to respond quickly . Thanks to Saving Mothers’ clean birth kit, all was well! - Jessica Oliveira, Guatemala Coordinator
Below: 1) Coffee feilds in Tzanchaj where I had my first home birth. 2) The house 3) Happy mother and baby!
From our friends at Mother Jones:
And don’t forget to vote today! Find all the info you need about your polling place and what you’ll find on your ballot courtesy of Google!