Guatemala has the highest maternal mortality rate in all of Central America according to the World Bank and one of the highest maternal mortality rates in all of Latin America behind only Guyana and Bolivia. Most deaths occur among the indigenous populations.
87 percent of women have their births at home and those who are referred to the hospitals mostly have sever birth complications.
Saving Mothers, a nonprofit committed to saving the lives of mothers worldwide, released a trailer about their maternal health work in Guatemala to save these mothers and to train traditional Mayan birth attendants called comadronas.
Want to help Saving Mothers train birth attendants? Here’s how.
Photo: Saving Mothers