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Activism and Advocacy

 

Lack of information is one of the largest problems childbearing women and couples face in Costa Rica.  The physicians who attend prenatal visits at the public clinics rarely bother to explain anything.  Many of the hospitals have stopped offering childbirth preparation courses, and there are very few books or videos available in Spanish.  

The members of Mamasol are working hard to educate and empower women, by offering group and individual preparation courses, producing written materials, and creating a website with free access to pregnancy and childbirth  information.   We also advocate for women who contact us for advice, on how to affirm their rights and denounce institutional violence.  When possible, we also accompany women throughout their labor and birth in the hospitals.