It’s 2021′: Nunavut mothers say it’s high time the territory gets more birthing services – CBC

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It’s 2021′: Nunavut mothers say it’s high time the territory gets more birthing services – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 202114 Views

Sep 26, 2021

‘It still blows my mind that we don’t have [more] services here up North’

In February of this year, Charlotte Karetak had to travel more than 1,200 kilometres away from her home in Arviat, Nunavut, to give birth to her first child in an unfamiliar setting.

She’s one of many women in the territory who have few options when it comes to giving birth, and who often have to travel out of their communities to do so.

Currently, Iqaluit is the only community in Nunavut where women can access birthing services after staffing shortages forced Rankin Inlet to suspend its birthing services in August 2020.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nunavut-birthing-services-mothers-midwives-rankin-inlet-1.6188351

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