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Mi’kmaw women hoping to revitalize Indigenous midwifery in N.S.
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Mi’kmaw women hoping to revitalize Indigenous midwifery in N.S.

With many Indigenous people in Nova Scotia saying they have limited access to midwifery services, the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association has visited reserves across the province, talking about expanding the services. “What we’ve heard so far is that women are often not heard right within their birthing experience. We are also hearing a desire for ceremony to be restored around birth,” says Alisha Julien Reid, lead consultant on the project.“It just seems to naturally be bringing out the voices that have something to give us. And then hopefully we’ll get to a place where we can bring to the people what they’re asking for.” Read more: ‘Staggering disparity’: Study finds Indigenous people travel farther to give birth Julien Reid is a midwife originally from...