‘I was so stressed out’: Inuk mother-to-be tries to remain positive despite change in birth plan – APTN News

Qillulaaq Arngna’naaq, an Inuk mother living in Yellowknife is trying to remain positive despite the sudden changes to her birth plan.

She along with over 100 others from the Northwest Territories and western Nunavut are being sent to Edmonton to deliver their babies.

Qillulaaq Arngna’naaq lives a five-minute walk away from where she hoped to give birth to her first child.

But those plans have changed for her and over 100 expectant mothers from the Northwest Territories and western Nunavut being sent to Edmonton to deliver a baby.

“I thought I had all this extra time to get my house and myself all ready before I go. Now it’s like off you go get him some socks now, go get him some diapers right now,” Arngna’naaq said.

She’s over 36 weeks along, and after a complicated pregnancy, her specialist in Yellowknife had considered inducing her early.

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