Meet the Innu Nation’s up-and-coming midwives – CBC

Jun 16, 2023

A small crew of Innu students have officially signed on to become the First Nation’s newest midwives.

For one of the five, Noreen Andrew, it’s a journey she hopes will make having a baby in the Innu communities across Labrador a lot easier than when she tried it herself.

“My delivery, I felt like I didn’t have any support. I didn’t think midwifery was a thing back then,” Andrews said, speaking at an open house last week at the Innu Round Table Secretariat office in Sheshatshiu.

All five students hope to graduate from the program as registered midwives and plan to work in Innu communities so expectant mothers have support at home, without needing to travel.

“I think it would be safer delivering babies in the community and have more connections,” Andrews said.

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