How Indigenous midwives help reconnect women with culture and pregnancy care

A century ago, access to an Indigenous midwife was common practice in First Nations communities.However, accessing an Indigenous midwife in Canada today is now nearly impossible, according to Carol Couchie, an Indigenous midwife and co-chair of the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM).The traditional practice ensured women could stay and give birth at home, without having to travel to larger centres, while also connecting with culture.Story continues below