Beginning Journey: First Nations Pregnancy Resource

Book in English for Indigenous future parents: cultural knowledge from Elders, community members, and First Nations caregivers, and medical information about pregnancy. (2013)

Description

Developed with support from Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health, Ontario Region, this book has information to support women to prepare for pregnancy, to have a healthy pregnancy, and to welcome a new life into their family. It shares cultural knowledge from Elders, community members, and First Nations care givers. It also provides medical information. At the end of each chapter there is a page where future parents make notes about their pregnancy, thoughts and plans. Since First Nations women in Ontario live in many different situations, a variety of information is provided, for example there is information about traveling to another community to give birth.