Diverse Pathways: Bringing Indigenous midwifery home
November 13, 2019
More and more communities are seeking to reclaim the power of Indigenous midwifery.
In October 2019, NACM launched Diverse Pathways: Bringing Indigenous midwifery home, a booklet that aims to share some examples of the multiple pathways Indigenous midwives have taken to return midwifery to our communities.
Funding models, distance to emergency services, opportunities to collaborate with existing health care teams, housing, birth numbers and regulatory policies all have an impact on the planning, establishment and sustainability of midwifery practices. Our objective in this booklet is to provide examples to communities wishing to bring back Indigenous-led midwifery services.