Young and Aboriginal: Labour and birth experiences of teen mothers in Winnipeg

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce the publication of this new report on young Aboriginal mothers in Winnipeg.

The exploratory project involved talking with nineteen young Aboriginal mothers in Winnipeg with the following goals:

•  To draw attention to the labour and birth experiences of young Aboriginal mothers in Winnipeg;

•  To discuss young Aboriginal mothers’ perceptions of treatment, services and supports received from medical professionals in hospital settings during labour and birth; and

•  To outline young Aboriginal mothers’ labour and birthing needs and their suggestions for positive birthing experiences and outcomes.

Findings in the report echo that of other Aboriginal teen advocates who are calling for more research specifically focused on this population group and the need for an increased awareness regarding their maternal health needs.

The full report can be viewed here.

For more information, or if you would like a hard copy of the report please contact:

Roberta Stout
Researcher - Aboriginal Women's Health
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
56 The Promenade
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H9
Ph: (204) 982-6632
Fax: (204) 982-6637
www.pwhce.ca