Saving Mothers

Saving Mothers is a nonprofit committed to improving maternal health worldwide.
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LOVE Picture of the day from San Juan de Laguna, Guatemala - Happy Valentine’s Day!

Home birth #2 in Xechivoy. Mom and baby are doing great! - Jessica Oliveira, Guatemala Coordinator

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Photo from Guatemala: Out with PRODESCA, a governmental outreach program. Saving Mothers is working with them to provide prenatal care and Pap smears to the local community in Santiago , Atitlan. - 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!

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HAPPY 2013!!!!!!!! New data from BRAC shows that investing girls is paying huge dividends: condom usage up by 12%, non-consenting sex down by 83% and more! 

http://blog.brac.net/2013/01/a-dividend-from-investing-in-girls-world-bank-blogger-and-previous-skeptic-weighs-in/

Check out the “Making Mothers Visible” project, a global photography exhibition from the International Museum of Women: http://mama.imow.org/makingmothersvisible

Remarkably touching video from Every Mother Counts.

When I stopped seeing my #mother through the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.
Nancy Friday