She Walks With Me - Indigenous Doula Research

Supporting Urban Indigenous Expectant Mothers Through Culturally-Based Doulas

Nine women stand together outside smiling at the camera.

The Indigenous Doula Research project research team.

She Walks with Me is a community-driven partnership project that aims to establish a holistic model for urban Indigenous doulas service delivery while providing support to Indigenous birth workers. The project plans to incorporate Indigenous knowledge systems to develop both the service delivery model and a set of culturally appropriate data collection tools. The development of such tools will effectively inform organizations, decision makers, and policy development to improve the experiences and wellness of Indigenous women and families in pregnancy, birth, and post-partum. The project will help inform the long-term goal of developing a larger urban Indigenous doula research program housed at the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre in Winnipeg.