The clinic that helps mostly indigenous and low income Guatemalan women works on a sliding pay scale. This often means patients visit free of charge or pay much less than their visit costs, because most can't afford the $5 for a checkup. However, as anyone involved in knows, there are always numerous costs involved.
I am asking you to help by spreading the word via an interview with one of the only licensed midwives in Guatemala who has her own birth clinic: Hannah Freiwald. She explains the situation here: http://www.all-about-
guatemala.com/registered- midwife-guatemala-interview. html
You could also help by spreading the news via blog story told here: http://sagaunscripted.
If you are able to make donations, thank you. If you are not, but you can spread their story, thank you! Every little bit helps.
If you can link to us on your blog or forum, more people will see and hopefully help. I am not a midwife. I am only a citizen who supports my midwife and who sees a very great need with the women of Guatemala. If nothing else, they need the power to choose their birth. They need the right and education to know and choose what happens with their own bodies. Together, we can make this an option.
"All women have the right to dignified health care."