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Service Description

Offers First Nations, Métis and Inuit women the support of an Indigenous Birth Support Worker, who can:

  • Help pregnant mothers feel safe, comfortable and well-informed to voice opinions, ask questions and make requests
  • Advocate for the mother, her partner and surrounding family to ensure the memory of the birth experience is positive and protected
  • Provide care using a holistic approach, using the medicine wheel to incorporate balance and to ensure cultural traditions and ceremonies are respected
  • Provide prenatal, labour and early postpartum support.


First Nations, Métis and Inuit women.

Application Process

Access is voluntary and free, and can be made by:

- Asking your healthcare provider to complete the referral form before you have your baby
- Calling the Indigenous Birth Support Worker Program and leaving a message, who will call you within 2 days of receiving the message
- Letting the nurse staff know that you are interested in this program upon your arrival to admitting at the hospital
- If you are planning to have your baby in Saskatoon, completing the referral form prior to coming to the hospital gives our support workers an opportunity to connect with you and to get to know you prior to your baby’s birth.

Note: this program is available on a first come, first serve basis.



Saskatoon – Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital


103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon SK  S7N 0W8

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