The Casa Materna Mary Ann Jackman changes the lives of rural Nicaraguan mothers-- one safe birth at a time!
The Casa Materna seeks to reduce maternal and infant death rates in the Matagalpa, Nicaragua region. We provide pre-natal and post-natal care and education for mothers from rural areas with high risk pregnancies.
We provide a short-term residence in the city of Matagalpa, offering food, shelter, education, transportation and support for high-risk pregnant women 1-2 weeks before and after childbirth.
Zika in Nica
No doubt you have been following the media focus on the Zika Virus in Latin America, and especially the perceived threat to pregnant women. Many of you have been writing to ask how the Casa Materna is being affected. The mothers and staff are so grateful for your loving concern and ask for your continued prayers and support.
Nicaragua is just beginning to see cases of Zika, although we know that this can change in a very short time. As of March 2016, there were 123 "confirmed" cases, including 11 pregnant mothers in Nicaragua, primarily in the Western part of the country.