A $ 240 donation supports natural childbirth.


Woman To Woman care

Sponsor a birth

$ 240 Sponsors A Safe, Natural And Humanized Birth For A Woman Who Can Not Afford It. After Your Donation You Will Receive A Photo And Story Of The Mother And Child Sponsored. Sponsoring A Birth Is A Direct Way To Help Improve Access To Health For Women In Guatemala.

Although women here have the option of free services through the national hospital system, this choice faces alarmingly high caesarean section rates. It is estimated that in national hospitals, over 50% of women are subject to unnecessary caesarean sections for the convenience of the doctor. In those same hospitals, only 51% of women have access to medical attendants during childbirth. (The Central American average is 77%). At Manos Abiertas, we offer a range of humanised and natural childbirth options, allowing women to choose the technique that suits them best. All births are attended by a trained midwife and every woman receives personalized support throughout her entire delivery. In addition, we give great importance to providing comprehensive pre and post-natal services that are vital for the health of both mother and baby.


Sponsor a birth

Humanized and natural

with full prenatal care for a low-income woman whose chances of dying during childbirth are 67 times higher than their equivalent in the US.


Allows a woman

To choose a family planning method

It most suits your lifestyle and use it for a year.


Provides personalized prenatal care

integral for a woman

Including laboratory tests, ultrasound, folic acid and other supplements, education for a healthy pregnancy plus two postpartum visits.


Donate a gynecological appointment

A gynecological consultation and a test for cervical cancer,

The leading cause of cancer-related death in women in guatemala.

Donations we need

Obstetric Ultrasound Machine

This machine is used to perform obstetrical ultrasound, uses sound waves to produce images of a baby (embryo or fetus) that is inside a pregnant woman, as well as the uterus and ovaries of the mother. It does not use ionizing radiation, has no known harmful effects, and is the preferred method for surveillance of pregnant women and their unborn babies

Can you help us

If you can help with any of these tools, please contact us or make your donation now

Doppler heart rate monitor

It is a handheld / portable ultrasound transducer used to detect a fetus' heartbeat during prenatal care. It uses the Doppler effect to provide an audible simulation of beats.

Sponsor a childbirth

Sponsoring a childbirth is a direct way to help improve access to women's health in Guatemala