Expecting parents in Akwesasne receive bountiful baby bundles – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202354 Views

Jun 09, 2023

‘Every new baby or future ancestor in our community deserves the same welcoming start to life,’ says midwife

Pregnancy can be a stressful time, which is why a collective of midwives want to make things easier for expecting families in their community.

Twenty-five women in Akwesasne, a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) community straddling the Ontario, Quebec and New York state borders, received baby bundles this week from the Onkwehonwe Midwives Collective.

“To feel supported and uplifted as a second-time mom has really helped ease any anxiety and stress surrounding the addition of our little one,” said Katelynn Delormier, a resident of the Tsisnaihne district in Akwesasne.

Delormier is 37 weeks pregnant with her second daughter. She said the baby bundle couldn’t have come at a better time.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/akwesasne-midwives-baby-box-1.6870271

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