Birth Helpers work towards reclaiming Indigenous birth and parenting practices for a diverse range of families and communities. Multiple positions are currently available.
News & Updates
ARE YOU PREGNANT & INTERESTED IN SUPPORT FROM A BIRTH HELPER? Indigenous Birth Helpers are available to provide emotional, physical, spiritual, and cultural support for individuals and families before, during and after childbirth. Birth Helpers will: Share resources & information on how to support a healthy pregnancy. Develop a birth plan with you and share techniques to prepare for labor and birth. Such as: massage, breathing techniques, comfort measures, songs, and pra...
In June, the Southern First Nations Network of Care, located in Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) officially announced the launch of a historic initiative titled Restoring the Sacred Bond.
Doula Project for At-Risk Indigenous Mothers Ready to Launch in Fall 2019
The Manitoba government has entered a partnership with the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC) to deliver the province’s first-ever Social Impact Bond (SIB), Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.
The provincial government has announced its first-ever Social Impact Bond in partnership with the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC).
When Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais found out in April she was pregnant with her second child, she knew she wanted to tackle the challenges of labour and birth differently this time.
Frontiers in Women's Health: Being a good relative: Indigenous doulas reclaiming cultural knowledge to improve health and birth outcomes in Manitoba, Canada
In Manitoba, Indigenous women are becoming trained and engaged in supporting their fellow Indigenous relatives and community members as Indigenous doulas or birth workers.
Rewire News: Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative Empowers Women, Helps Keep Kids Out of Welfare System
Indigenous women are beautiful and powerful and resilient. They are worthy, and they deserve to be moms to their children.
Dawn Lavand, 33, does everything she can to make sure childbirth is a joyous occasion for Indigenous women.