First-of-its-kind program to fill gap in Indigenous childbirth care

September 10, 2019

Zak Vescera: Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

Directors hope an Indigenous birth support worker program set to launch in Saskatoon this winter will become the new standard for Indigenous maternal care in Saskatchewan.

“We still see a lot of women who are displaced to Saskatoon to deliver, often leaving behind their support networks and family,” said Carrie Dornstauder, executive director of maternal and children’s provincial programs for the Saskatchewan Heath Authority (SHA).

“This program will support them by providing that friendly face and someone acknowledging them.”

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