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Maternity Homes Save Lives in Nicaragua

Judy traveled 6 hours by horse, boat, and bus from her home at 38 weeks pregnant to reach the nearest maternity home to have her baby close to a doctor. Global Links is working with health authorities to equip each of the 170 maternity homes with a standard set of equipment, including blood pressure monitors to diagnose dangerous conditions such as preeclampsia, fetal dopplers for monitoring baby heart rates, and exam tables for prenatal checkups. Improving maternal and infant health is a top national priority.

We’re proud to help Moms like Judy have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.