Midwives Carry Out First Cervical Cancer Screening Clinic

Midwives Carry Out First Cervical Cancer Screening Clinic

Using the knowledge they gained from the training course last fall, the midwives of ACAM were able to put all that they had learned into practice in their first Cervical Cancer Screening Clinic. By the afternoon, 43 women had received a screening from the midwives. Many of those patients would normally forego a cervical cancer screening during their lifetime. The ACAM midwives have created a space where these women can receive competent care and are treated with respect as well as cultural sensitivity.

Not Everything Can Be Controlled

Not Everything Can Be Controlled

Maya Midwifery's mobile clinic returns to Toj Rincón to check on former patients. Despite our best intentions, there are some things that are beyond our control. The care we give through our midwives and our doctor is extraordinary in many respects, but our mobile clinics can only address some of the problems facing women in these communities.

Maya Midwives as Social Workers in a Machista Society

Maya Midwives as Social Workers in a Machista Society

The role of the midwife in Guatemala is so much more than just a clinician.  People listen to the midwives because they are deeply respected.  Their care is holistic and they are a trusted confidant, thus the midwives are often able to get at the root of problems and engage the family in solutions.